Migration Patterns

Internally Displaced Persons in Nepal

Author : Bandana Shrestha, Som Niroula | 2005
Published By: Peace and Democracy in South Asia

Nepal has been in an internal armed conflict since 1996 between the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the government of Nepal. The internal armed conflict started in the remote hill district, Rolpa and has rapidly reached nearly all of Nepal’s 75 districts. The Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) reports that 10,985 people have lost their lives till date.1 This figure includes agricultural workers, teachers, political workers, police personnel, students, civil servants, social workers, business persons, health workers, army personnel, journalists, law professionals, prisoners and other civilians. In addition, the conflict has heightened human rights abuses, economic dislocation and displacement of thousands of people caught between the Maoists and the security forces.

URL : http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/pdsa/pdf/pdsa_01_02_03.pdf

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