Forced Migration/Internal Displacement in Burma
Author : Andrew Bosson | 2007
Published By: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
This report is a preliminary exploration of forced migration/internal displacement in
Burma in two main areas.
The distinctive feature of internal displacement is coerced or involuntary movement that takes place within national borders. The reasons for flight may vary and include armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights, and natural or human-made disasters.
The first is the status in terms of international standards, specifically those embodied in the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, of those people who leave home not because of conflict or relocation orders, but as a result of a range of coercive measures which drive down incomes to the point that the household economy collapses and people have no choice but to leave home.
The second area is geographic. The report looks at those parts of Burma not covered by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium which concentrates on the conflict and post conflict areas of Eastern Burma.
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