Up to 100,000 Displaced by Southern Insurgency

What is affected
Housing private
Land Social/public
Land Private
Electricity, Sewage
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 12 November 2006
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Thailand
Location Patani, Southern Thailand

Affected persons

Total 35000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution Stop eviction. Authorities provide reparation for those dispossessed, injured and killed.
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Forced eviction
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Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Paramilitary groups
Brief narrative Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Thailand: Report estimates 35,000 to 100,000 displaced by southern insurgency

A recent report by the International Crisis Group has estimated that between 35,000 and 100,000 people have been displaced by the continuing insurgency in the majority-Muslim Patani region of southern Thailand. Since violence surged in January 2004, over 2,600 people have been killed, most of them civilians.

Other recent reports suggest a possible increase in violence in the coming months. According to a September 2007 policy paper by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the violence has continued to escalate since the removal of prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra by a military coup in September 2006, and the new military junta’s policy of achieving peace through negotiation and accommodation appears to have failed.

Reports of resulting displacement in the provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Patani are scarce. In December 2006, the displacement was limited to a handful of villages, but Thai authorities feared the daily violence could provoke a larger exodus by members of the Buddhist majority.
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