FDCD calls on investigating force displacement in conflict countries

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Thu, 13 Feb 2020 - 07:29 GMT

© AFP | Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, numerous diplomatic attempts to halt the conflict have stumbled

© AFP | Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, numerous diplomatic attempts to halt the conflict have stumbled

CAIRO – 13 February 2020: Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDCD) demanded the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons to investigate forced displacement in number of the Middle East conflict countries with the aim of making demographic changes in violation of international law.

In their Fifth, report on human rights violations in conflict countries FDCD focused on the political conditions in Palestine, Syria, Libya, Iraq and Yemen.

The report highlighted the forced displacement violations against civilians committed by ISIS in Iraq, Houthi militia in Yemen, Armed militia in Libya, The influence of Turkish influence in certain places of Aleppo’s countryside and Israel’s violations against Palestinians.

Nearly 5.3 million refugees out of 11.6 million are distributed between Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the rest of the world, according to FDCD report. It was added that the number of forcibly displaced people by Houthi militia-controlled areas raised to 350,000 in 2019, as Houthis consider Yemenis in areas under their control as “hostages”.

The report also noted that Armed Militia in Libya are forcibly displacing their opponents of civilians for the purpose of revenge.

Based in Beirut, Lebanon, FDCD was founded in 2004, with the aim of reaching an enlightened Arab world, where political views, ethnicities and religions are incorporated into a richly diverse culture of peace and dialogue, respecting and promoting the human rights of all citizens.

According to their website, FDCD targets promoting peace building, equal citizenship, and human rights in the Arab World by creating common spaces for dialogue and building the capacity of community and civil society groups to be catalysts for peace.

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