Internally Displaced Persons: Ohrid Agreement

ANNEX C

3.1. All parties will work to ensure the return of refugees who are citizens or legal residents of Macedonia and displaced persons to their homes within the shortest possible timeframe, and invite the international community and in particular UNHCR to assist in these efforts.

Implementation History

2001

Full Implementation

Gradual progress was made in resettling the IDPs. In 2001, there were an estimated 510,000 refugees.1 By the end of NATO’s Operation Essential Harvest ( 27 Sept. 2001), some 55,000 IDPs had gone home.2

  • 1. "Internal displacement caused by conflict and violence," Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), July 16, 2010, accessed March 10, 2011, available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4c4030912.html.
  • 2. "REFUGEES RETURN TO MACEDONIA SLOWS-UNHCR," ONASA News Agency, September 28, 2001.
2002

Full Implementation

The IDMC did not report IDPs from 2002 to 2009, which suggests that the IDPs were rehabilitated. Also, international donor agencies and European countries provided supports in resettling the IDPs. 

2003

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.