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 problem facing both the IDPs in hiding and those residing in relocation
camps. The absence of independent observers in the areas of displacement
makes IDPs extremely vulnerable. People in the relocation sites are being used
by the ...
The nearby Bu Tho township and the eastern portion of Dweh Loh township are
well into the cycle of relocation, return, and repeated relocation, as the SPDC
progressively increases its control. Furthest to the west, the plains of the Sittaung
Six per cent of the rape cases documented in the report occurred while the
villagers were being forcibly relocated.28 Rapes are reported even from within
the relocation sites. In another report by Earthrights International, a human rights
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