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Internally Displaced People Are Facing Insecurity

Internally Displaced People Are Facing Insecurity Globally


By Kamala Sarup

Different national, International laws and preparation have been going on to protect internally displaced people but how the Internally displaced people problem will be diagnosed, and work globally still remains a matter of serious concern.

It is indeed necessary to seriously think about it.

It is true, the needed opinions and suggestions to internally displaced people's problems have not yet get powerful action.

They are getting worse and miserable. They are deprived of basic facilities as well. They are suffering from over work and lack of proper physical and social infrastructure. They are subjected to face social problems. They receive little attention. even when they fall sick. In fact, they receive no health care and work long houres.

Their living condition is poor.

Recently, Dennis McNamara, director of the UN Inter-Agency Internal Displacement Division (IAIDD) told IRIN: "Globally we estimate approximately 25 million IDPs have been created from conflict and violence. "IDPs often remain exposed to grave security risks and human rights violations, and assistance often does not reach them because of insecurity, governments limiting humanitarian access, or lack of attention by national or international actors," Eschenbacher commented to IRIN.

In Sudan alone there are an estimated 4 million IDPs. In northern Uganda there are 1.6 million people who have been displaced by insurgency.

No efforts would ever yield result in the interest of Internally displaced people. If due consideration is not given to miserable plight of internally displaced people. I hope their subject would not be merely confined to rhetoric and lip services, but some concrete measures will be taken to relieve Internally displaced people from discrimination pervading all over the globe.

Things very fluid on ground. So much horror terrorism and war happening. They remains at alarming level.

Escalation of the war and terrorism have forced thousands of people flew from their homes. Officials say they are devising programmes to rehabilitate internally displaced persons. But so far no concrete steps have been taken to rehabilitate hundreds of internally displaced people.

The Internally Displaced Persons need food and place to stay urgently. They are suffering from hunger and disease.

Internally displaced have been deprived of proper treatment as the government as well as NGOs have failed to address to their urgent humanitarian needs.

Internally displaced people are facing food insecurity, lack of water, and protection.

The United Nations and especially the western countries must be ready to offer development aid. Second, humanitarian organizations need to respond more consistently and more rapidly.

1. Finding durable solutions for the millions of remaining refugees must remain a priority, but it is equally important to redouble our efforts to assist and protect the much larger number of people who have been forced to seek refuge within their own countries", said Elisabeth Rasmusson, Head of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

The IDMC estimates that the number of people internally displaced by conflicts alone is close to 25 million.

Internally displaced people are similar to refugees in that they are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution and often are in urgent need of shelter, food and protection. Sudan, with an estimated 5 million internally displaced people, is at the top of the list of the countries with the largest internal displacement situations, followed by Colombia (up to 3.7 million), Uganda (2 million), DR Congo (1.7 million) and Iraq (1.3 million).

Many internally displaced people remain exposed to attacks, rape, looting and a multitude of other human rights abuses. (Source Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Geneva, Reuters. 2006. ]

Internally Displaced People In Nepal

Adviser to the United Nations' chief of humanitarian affairs, Dennis McNamara, further said there are between 100,000 and 200,000 displaced people in Nepal, and hundreds of thousands more have crossed the open border into India.

Ten years of fighting between the government of Nepal and Maoist rebels has killed over 15,000 Nepalis and produced a substantial human displacement. Estimates on the number of IDPs vary, with different agencies reporting figures between 100,000 to 500,000. An unknown but potentially even larger number of persons affected by the conflict have fled to India, joining a substantial migrant labor population already present in that country. (Source: http://www.reliefweb)

2. Internally displaced persons in Nepal have been largely overlooked and neglected", the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Professor Walter Kalin said "Human rights problems and violations faced by IDPs in Nepal are related to: poor security and protection; discrimination; inadequate food, shelter, health care or access to education for children; a lack of personal and property identification documents; and gender based violence, sexual abuse and increased domestic violence. (Source:The Representative of the UN Secretary-General on IDPs, April 22, 2005)

Internally displaced persons must have access to medical care, schooling to their children and the right to work.

It is but true that the only way to prevent internally displaced people is to prevent war and terrorism.

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A Nepali Journalist and Story Writer Kamala Sarup is an editor of peacejournalism.com. Some of the main focus of the e-magazine have been on disarmament, conflict resolution, nonviolent sanctions, conflicts and crises. Its activities include training,research and supports peace, democracy and development in societies undergoing crisis and change. Kamala Sarup is specialising in in-depth reporting and writing on Peace Resolutions, Anti war, Women, Terrorism, Anti Fascism, Democracy, and Development. http://peacejournalism.com/


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