Internally displaced person

By IAfrica
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Apr 22nd, 2014
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By Juliana Bol It was a bit disturbing to hear news of our citizens in the IDP camps (where they are seeking protection and shelter) celebrating the recapture of Bentiu -in light of what this recapture actually occasioned. 200 civilians [allegedly] killed in a mosque. Non-Nuer civilians and foreign n...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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By Ahmed Hassan The Plight of Sudan, Politicization of Humanitarian Access and the Hypocrisy of the International Community With the wide spread of protracted political problems, complex emergencies, and failed states, issues of entitlement and humanitarian access have come under real test by both do...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 7th, 2013
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By Eric Reeves A brief moment of shocking clarity accompanied confirmation by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) that some 300,000 Darfuris have been newly displaced in the first four and a half months of 2013, an estimate...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 4th, 2013
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By Giordano Cossu GOGTI, Ethiopia—The dry season is at its peak in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, and due to scarcer rains, a new food and water emergency looms. With the 2011 famine in memory, the Ethiopian government, the people, and aid organizations search for water anywhere they can find it. Wil...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 27th, 2013
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Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Rights Watch (HRW) campaign group. The abuse takes place at the hands of armed groups, including government forces, it says. In the report, women who fled famine and conflict describe bein...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2013
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By TransConflict  Internally displaced persons of the Ruhororo site are living in difficult conditions amongst an already well established population. Despite the harsh conditions that an IDP must live, matters are made more difficult by the frequent confrontations they encounter with the local commu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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Amanda Sperber, policymic General elections are about to take place in Kenya. The media can’t stay away from stories about lots of bloodshed in African countries, and after 2007-2008’s violent election, has been waiting with bated breath for this big showdown. It is the hundreds of thousands st...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 16th, 2012
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By Adeeb Yousif The Darfur conflict and genocide of nine years has been was widely publicized: the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, widespread sexual assaults, and the displacement of millions from their homes to camps with limited humanitarian services and poor security. But th...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 18th, 2011
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Johannesburg – Hunger and drought is receding in Somalia, but 250 000 people remain on the verge of “imminent starvation”, the United Nations said on Friday in a new assessment. The UN downgraded the situation in three regions – Bay, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle – from lev...
By benim
In East Africa
Mar 9th, 2011
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UNPO alongside the African Rights Monitor (ARM) convened an afternoon seminar to run parallel to the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, convened in New York on March 1st 2011. The session, facilitated by Ms. Maggie Murphy, Programme Coordinator of UNPO, featured Ms. Huda Yusuf, AR...