A glimpse of how the Kampala Convention protects internally displaced women in Nigeria

Juba, South Sudan, February 2017. driana Mahdalova

By Anya Itse Africa has been quite replete with border conflicts, ethnic clashes, religious crises, post-election violence, and insurgency. The risks associated with those mentioned above are forced migration and internal displacement. Displaced persons can be categorized into two namely refugees and internally displaced persons. As the verb displace implies, displaced persons are psychologically, physically, … Read more

Forced migration and displacement in Africa: contexts, causes and consequences

By Kevin M. DeJesus The impetus for this special issue is the continuing need to identify, deconstruct, situate, analyze and re-situate the regional, national and internecine conflicts which drive the forced migration of citizens of the continent, and their impacts on the lived experiences of those Africans forced to flee their homes. The contributors to … Read more

A birds eye view of laws and policies regarding IDPs in Kenya.

By Eron-Reece K Apolot Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict. The United Nations Office of High Commissioner … Read more

Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya: Legal challenges and recommendations.

IDPs arrive in Munigi as Bosco Ntaganda fighters approach from Goma, the 1st of March 2013. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti. MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

By Janet Jebichii. Introduction Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are persons who have been forcefully caused to flee their homes by either conflicts, violence, disasters, development projects, human rights violations and are still within their national borders.[1] Development of legal and policy solutions to the problem of internal displacement in Kenya was enhanced after  the 2007-2008 … Read more

BRIDGING SOCIAL DIVIDES, STRENGTHENING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY TIES IN INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

IDPs arrive in Munigi as Bosco Ntaganda fighters approach from Goma, the 1st of March 2013. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti. MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

by Dr. Jane Wathuta & Anita Wambui The family is the fundamental unit of society and it entitled to the protection of the State.[1] Various human rights instruments therefore enunciate the right of the family to protection from arbitrary or unlawful interference.[2] Motherhood and childhood are further entitled to special care and assistance.[3] In the African … Read more