The number of internally displaced people far outnumbers estimated refugees who have fled their countries. The majority of displaced populations survive with very little security or legal protection. Responding to the needs of internally displaced people is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time.;Revised and updated from the first edition, this volume includes information on internal displacement in 47 different countries across the globe - that is to say all countries experiencing conflict-induced displacement at the time of publication. There is discussion of the causes of displacement, patterns of flight, protection concerns and international response.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has worked for over 50 years to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing their homes and to defend their human rights. The Global IDP Project has advocated for the improved protection and assistance of internally displaced people since 1998.
Introduction; Institutional Developments; Regional Profiles: the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, North Africa and the Middle East; Conclusion; Annexes: UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement; Bibliography, Index