"There are now twice as many internally displaced people
as refugees worldwide," Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), said in a statement.
Wide shot, internally displaced people
sitting outside UNMISS Malakal on
But we have not forgotten hundreds of returning refugees and internally displaced people
who are also living in atrocious conditions..."
That total included 28.8 million internally displaced people
living in their own countries but not their own homes, 15.4 million refugees who have crossed borders into other countries, and 937,000 registered asylum seekers.
The aid is expected to reach over 200,000 internally displaced people
(IDPs) with a particular emphasis on the most vulnerable, including women, children, the elderly and the disabled.
PALESTINE: 65 years: ongoing Nakba, secondary displacement Of the 11.4 million Palestinians worldwide, 66% are forcible displaced (refugees and internally displaced people
) and over half live in the Shatat (forced exile).
In response to the violence and unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010, USAID funded the $609,000 medical relief program to ensure that internally displaced people
have access to medical services.
Each time it needed to displace a large population--for dams, irrigation projects, mines--it talked of "bringing tribals into the mainstream" or of giving them "the fruits of modern development." Of the tens of millions of internally displaced people
(more than 30 million by big dams alone), refugees of India's "progress," the great majority are tribal people.
On the other hand, Shashkat affectees demanded the government shift them to the camps set up for the internally displaced people
Private landlords who wanted the internally displaced people
off their land sent in hired men under the cover of darkness to pull down makeshift shelters and tents and drive the occupants out.
At least 25 people were killed and 50 injured in two bomb explosions at a camp for internally displaced people
in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, according to local television reports.
African Union members could soon be obliged to help and protect millions of citizens uprooted by conflict and natural disasters, after the body agreed a convention on internally displaced people