Monitoring and profiling displaced populations, Global Overview
Seminar report: Profiling Internally Displaced Persons in urban settings
Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons
The Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons includes in Section IV Activities and Tools for Protection a guidance note on profiling, which outlines the main methodologies available and lists protection considerations which must be applied to profiling exercises.
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IDP Profiling Toolbox, 2008 (Danish Refugee Council)
IDP session at UNHCR-NGO Annual Consultations focuses on identifying IDPs outside camp settings
Most people displaced by conflict or violence do not flee to organised settlements or camps set up by governments or emergency relief agencies, in which their numbers and needs can be more easily identified. Where do they go? How do they cope? What support do they need? Answers to these questions remain elusive, but processes to find such information exist and are starting to be discussed and applied in various countries.
The IDP session at UNHCR’s Annual Consultations with NGOs on 30 June 2010, co-organised by the Danish Refugee Council and NRC/IDMC, focused this year on IDPs outside camp settings. The aim of the session was to bring to the fore the specific challenges of identifying this majority of IDPs, to make concrete recommendations on how to provide effective protection and assistance to them, including to those among them with particular vulnerabilities and needs.
A plenary session included a context overview of IDPs outside camps, a presentation of the challenges in ensuring their participation in decisions relating to them, and case studies from Kenya, the Central African Republic and the South Caucasus. Three working groups identified challenges in responding in emergency and protracted displacement situations to IDPs dispersed in rural, semi-rural and urban areas. Please see the background paper for more information.
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Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS)
The aim of JIPS (Joint IDP Profiling Service) is to advocate for and assist governments and agencies (NGOs, UN & IGOs) to obtain, maintain and update reliable data on internally displaced populations, including undertaking profiling exercises and setting up of profiling systems. The need to establish an inter-agency body to advocate and support the collection and analysis of information related to the internally displaced was realised during IDP profiling workshops in 2007 and 2008. DRC, NRC-IDMC, UNFPA and UNHCR, later joined by IOM and OCHA, have worked in a collaborative way to set up a joint IDP profiling service.
JIPS is hosted by UNHCR in Geneva, funded by ECHO, DRC, NRC-IDMC, and UNHCR, and supervised by an inter-agency Steering Committee.
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