This briefing paper provides policy-makers, agencies, civil society and other stakeholders with a summary of how displacement is positioned in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) as a critical issue for reducing disaster risk.
Following an overview of the global framework for IDPs’ protection and assistance, this study outlines lessons from national and regional processes such as the development and adoption of the Kampala Convention, with a view to informing similar endeavours in the future.
The paper illustrates the Kampala Convention's achievements two years later, and how signatory countries have taken different approaches to implementing its provisions.
IDMC examines how drought and other factors influence the scale, scope and patterns of drought-related displacement of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.
To promote and facilitate a rights-based approach to disaster relief, the IASC adopted the following guidlines (revised since 2006)
Download the full text of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, also known as the Kampala Convention
The Framework addresses the key principles and criteria for the search for, and achievement of, durable solutions for internally displaced people following conflict or natural disasters
This Handbook provides legal and operational guidance on protection in complex emergencies, in particular in situations of internal displacement
Building on the Pinheiro Principles, this Handbook provides important and practical guidance to all those working on housing and property restitution issues for internally displaced persons and refugees
This national responsibility framework is intended to help governments address the problem of internal displacement in their countries in all its aspects
This article aims to show how the Guiding Principles have effectively made maximum use of international human rights and humanitarian law
The international standards for the protection and assistance of internally displaced peoplel, the UN's Guiding Principles are available to download from IDMC in English and French