Displacement

  • Displaced Iraqis brace for onset of Kurdish winter 5 days ago

    Khanke: Displaced Iraqis who escaped a jihadist-led onslaught north of Baghdad during the scorching summer are braced to face another enemy: the onset of winter in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. At the newest camp in Khanke, a few kilometres from the Turkish border in Iraq's Dohuk province, lorries have been...
  • 850,000 displaced in one month in Iraq: IOM August 30, 2014

    Geneva: The Islamic State militants advancements have forcibly displaced 8,50,000 people in one month, the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) said on Friday. The total number of people who have been evacuated their homes since January have increased to 1.6 million. Most of those who have fled have found refuge in the autonomous...
  • Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN June 24, 2014

    United Nations: At least 37 per cent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported on Tuesday. The figure was released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Xinhua reported citing UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. The office said aid agencies in South Sudan...
  • Land occupied by displaced families to be allocated to them: Vijay Bahuguna January 27, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday ordered that lands occupied by displaced families in the city's Premnagar area for years be allocated to them. Complying with the Chief Minister's orders, the process of granting allocation of land leases was initiated with their distribution among 20 displaced families of Premnagar area,...
  • 'Inadequate implementation of PM's employment package' June 23, 2013

    Jammu: Just days before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Panun Kashmir on Saturday alleged that the PM's employment package for displaced Kashmiri Hindus has been "inadequately implemented". "The conditions attached with the package announced five years back have created a host of problems for our younger generation....
  • MP: 130 villagers protesting in neck-deep water for 12 days September 5, 2012

    The villagers, displaced due to two hydel projects, demand that the government gives them alternate land and more compensation. ...
  • J'khand: JVM protests outside Assembly, 1 dead September 3, 2012

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) party workers on Monday protested outside the state Assembly demanding rehabilitation of those displaced during the construction of the Bokaro Steel Plant. One of the party workers died after the police lathicharged them as they tried to break through a barricade set up outside the...
  • Assam: Riot victims now fight diseases, hunger August 23, 2012

    Chirang: Tired, traumatised, malnourished and sick - the children of conflict in Assam's relief camps are living in constant fear. Five-year-old Phulmala is hopes to return to her village one day. She still has her house keys hung around her neck. She says she has been wearing the same frock...
  • Hyderabad: Metro works displace idol-makers August 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: Ganesh Chaturthi is just a month away and there’s already talk of pollution, clay idols and what not. But what do the artisans themselves think? A quick check has revealed two facts. One, this time, there could be some sort of shortage of idols compared to the last few...
  • 500,000 people still displaced in Ivory Coast: US June 16, 2011

    Washington: There are still up to half a million displaced persons in Ivory Coast, the United States has said, a sharp increase over a UN report the day before that put the number at just over 300,000. "The situation in Cote d'Ivoire is improving, but some continuing unrest is still generating...
  • One killed, 12 injured in Orissa clash May 12, 2010

    Jajpur: Agitation against land acquisition for industry raised its head once again in Orissa's steel hub in Kalinga Nagar where one person was killed and 12 others were injured following a clash between villagers and police on Wednesday. Trouble erupted in Chandia when some villagers, facing displacement due to...
  • UN, Sri Lanka to find political solution to conflict May 25, 2009

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government and the UN have agreed to find a political solution to the island's long drawn-out ethnic conflict, the presidential office said on Sunday. In a joint statement issued on Saturday at the conclusion of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's two-day visit to the island, the two sides...
  • India concerned, flies IAF medical team and sid to SL May 22, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Friday dispatched a team of 27 doctors and paramedics to the war ravaged northern Sri Lanka, where the large civilian Tamil population is still reeling under the effects of the civil war. An Indian Air Force (IAF) IL-76 transport aircraft took off from New Delhi for Colombo...
  • Parliament clears Bill to give shelter to the displaced February 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Bill. The Bill was passed to ensure that persons displaced by projects would be rehabilitated. Proposals in the Bill: Persons displaced by the projects to be rehabilitated and rehabilitation to come before displacements. Compensation paid for acquisition...
  • Dolphins flee Katrina, land in resort June 20, 2007

    Nassau, Bahamas: Displaced victims of hurricane Katrina have a new home—a resort in the Bahamas. Life is fun in the sun for Kelly the dolphin. She's been to hell and back, swept away with seven other dolphins to the Gulf of Mexico when hurricane Katrina ravaged their giant tank at...
  • India 360: Farmer dislocation plan June 15, 2007

    The battle for land industrial development is leading to land acquisition – how to create a displacement strategy that will be both just and equitable. In West Bengal, after protests in Singur, protests are now happening in Nandigram. The Left front government is planning to acquire 10 to 14 thousand...