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Generalized and Sectarian Violence amid Occupation

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Housing Private
Land Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Privatization of public goods and services
Date 01 February 2006
Region MENA
Country Iraq
City country-wide

Affected persons (number & composition)

Total 727000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Your solution Withdrawal of all multinational occupying military and related personnel. National dialogue. Reparations for victims.
Download any important details Iraq summary report of IDPs-IDMC.pdf
Download any important development Iraq+-March+2007.pdf

Forced eviction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value
Privatization of public goods and services
Land Losses
Housing Losses

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Private party
Multinational Occupying Forces, local militias
Brief narrative In March 2007, IDMC and others estimated IDPs at 727,000. The numbers are growing rapisdly and steadily.\r\n\r\nIraq: Displacement continues in climate of ongoing violence \r\n\r\nThe number of internally displaced people in Iraq has reached 2.25 million. Despite improvements in the security of some parts of the country, new displacement is occurring, including in previously stable areas such as Kirkuk. The International Organization for Migration also reports that while Anbar governorate and parts of Baghdad have witnessed a decrease in the number of recently displaced families, greater instability in areas including Diyala, Qadissiyah and Salah al-Din has resulted in ongoing displacement. Overall, August 2007 showed a sharp rise – of over 70 per cent compared to July – in the numbers of Iraqis forced to abandon their homes. \r\n\r\nIn its guidelines on assessing the international protection needs of Iraqi asylum seekers, the UN’s refugee agency has warned of serious violations of human rights committed against a background of extreme violence. UNHCR notes that individuals have been regularly subjected to violence on religious, ethnic, or political grounds, with state protection generally unavailable. Meanwhile displaced people continue to be unable to move freely, and many face the risk of being turned back at internal borders. The IOM report cites ten governorates which continue to restrict the entry and registration of IDPs.\r\n\r\nSee also: IDMC Iraq country page: http://www.internal-displacement.org/countries/iraq\r\n
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