World's Highest Number of People Internally Displaced by Conflict : The Staate Assam Bcome No.1
According to a report by the Asian Centre for Human Rights, there are over 3,00,000 internally displaced persons in Assam, which is the
highest in the world during 2014.
Assam had the highest conflict induced Internally Displaced
Persons in the world during the year 2014, according to a report prepared by
Asian Centre for Human Rights.
The displaced persons are currently reeling under a man-made
humanitarian crisis in 85 relief camps in four districts of Assam - Sonitpur,
Kokrajhar, Udalguri and Chirang districts, ACHR’s director Suhas Chakma said.
The IDPs, mainly Adivasis, have been fleeing their homes
following the killing of over 80 Adivasis by the NDFB(S) on December 23, 2014
in Sonitpur, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.
An ACHR team assisted by Adivasi civil society organisations
visited the affected areas on December 27 and the team had limited access as
curfew was imposed in Sonitpur and Udalguri districts.
The police did not allow
visit to interior places for security reasons.
The team visited Jiagabharu High School Relief Camp,
Hugrajuli Relief Camp and Tinisuti Relief Camp.
ACHR urged the state government to fully extend humanitarian
assistance to all displaced persons irrespective of whether their villages were
directly attacked or not.
They also demanded rehabilitation of displaced persons by
providing adequate assistance such as housing, food rations for six months and
ensuring that no relief camp was forcibly closed down and inmates asked to
ACHR also called for adequate security to IDPs voluntarily
willing to return to their villages.