COLOMBO, 30 March 2011
Thousands of older returnees to Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected north feel marginalized and need medical care, experts say. (more…)
Posted in Africa, Civilian Casualties, Displacement, Insurgents, Internal Displaced Persons, Somalia, tagged clashes, displaced, flee, IDPs, internally displacecd persons, refugees, Somalia, UNHCR on October 28, 2010 |
Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Date: 26 Oct 2010
Fierce clashes in the Somali town of Beled Hawo on the Kenyan border have driven some 60,000 Somalis out of their homes over the past week. At least ten people have been killed in the clashes between Al-Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, a militia group allied to the transitional Somali government.
Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Date: 29 Sep 2010
By Nasrat Shoaib (AFP)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Hundreds of families have been displaced by fierce clashes in southern Afghanistan as NATO-led forces fight to eradicate the Taliban from the militants’ heartland, officials said Wednesday.
Posted in Actors, Blogroll, Country, Displacement, Georgia, Government, NGOs, Type of Harm, tagged Compensation, displaced, Displacement, Egneri, Georgia, IDPs, Internally Displaced Persons, reconstruction, Russia, Russo-Georgian war, south ossetia, Tbilisi on August 14, 2009 |
By GAYANE MKRTCHYAN
In Egneri, which is only a few meters from what is now a heavily militarized Georgian-Ossetian border it seems the war that raged in the area a year ago has never stopped. The few remaining residents of the village seldom leave their houses that were heavily damaged during the five-day Russo-Georgian war last August that left hundreds of people in Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia dead and many more wounded and displaced. The Georgians in the Georgian village close to South Ossetia now live in limbo looking for answers for what happened to them and their nation.
Egneri is situated only a few kilometers from Tkhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, a tiny Russian-backed separatist region that broke free from Tbilisi’s rule in the wake of the Soviet Union’s demise. Tbilisi has unsuccessfully tried to regain control of the region and its latest attempt on August 8, 2008 to recover South Ossetia at the point of the bayonet drew a fierce military response from Russia. (more…)