Research and reports to give insight into the plight of IDPs and the vulnerabilities that keep them in protracted displacement. The papers also promote policy solutions to close the transition gap from aid dependence to self-reliance.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
In this guest blog for the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, I share my experience working with internally displaced persons in Nigeria and lessons learned to close the transition gap from aid-dependence to self-reliance. Achieving self-reliance will improve IDPs’ state of mind and enable them to earn a living, creating a path to leaving the camp and reintegrating into society with dignity. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. The IDMC’s work informs policy and operational decisions that improve the lives of millions of people living in internal displacement.
By Toluwalola Kasali Conflict, violence, and human rights violations have forced 50.8 million people to flee their homes and livelihoods to camps and host communities within their countries. To put the magnitude of internal displacement in perspective, 50.8 million people are equivalent to the population size of Chile, Sri Lanka, Norway, Botswana, and Namibia. Displaced… Continue reading Psychosocial support in crises and protracted displacement – leave no one behind
By Toluwalola Kasali Children are major victims of conflict. Forty percent of the world’s 79.5 million forcibly displaced persons are children under the age of 18 who face unexpected disruptions to their lives and education. During crises and displacement, children are at risk of exploitation and abuse, especially when they are orphaned or separated from their parents. … Continue reading Vulnerable children in protracted displacement need education
The COVID-19 pandemic intensifies an existing humanitarian crisis for the 41.3 million people living in internal displacement across the world. Many people living in displacement have fled armed conflict, violence, or human rights violations and have had to deal with poor access to healthcare, poor nutrition, and low income. Their living spaces are over-crowded with… Continue reading Who takes care of vulnerable displaced persons during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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