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Expert opinion | 23 June 2017

Displaced but not forgotten: momentum is building to ensure internally displaced are not ‘left behind’

How can we address protracted displacement? Guest blogger Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien discusses a new OCHA study which recognises that in protracted situations, internal displacement is primarily a development and political challenge.

 

Expert opinion | 29 January 2015

Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

 

Expert opinion | 14 May 2014

IDMC’s annual flagship report reveals record breaking IDP figures for second year running

IDMC reveals 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2013, with a full 63% in just 5 countries.

 

Expert opinion | 07 March 2014

Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

 

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Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide
07 March 2014 , Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine , Blog Post
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Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”
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