Internal displacement in South Asia: the relevance of the UN's guiding principles
This book deals with the situation of internally displaced people - those who have been forcibly displaced by natural disasters or development projects.
Each chapter is a case study authored by specialists from seven countries - India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mayanmar and Afghanistan. The latter two countries have been included for their shared ethnic continuities with people of the neighbouring countries. The authors provide recommendations on how to minimize the insecurity of the displaced, as well as suggesting early warning systems as preventive measures to forestall displacement at the outset.
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major population shifts experienced over the past 23 years represent a significant
state of disruption. During the Soviet occupation the most immediate and obvious
cause was the bombing of villages and the destruction of harvests, livestock ...
This may be attributed to a combination of at least three major factors: First of all,
a strong nationalist consensus could be built around the discourse that looked
upon the construction of dams as a prerequisite for development. Displacement ...
Paula Banerjee The United Nations defines any conflict where there are more
than 1,000 battlefield deaths as a major conflict.1 According to this definition, in
1965 there were 10 major conflicts. In 1992 the number went up to 50, with
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