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Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

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Bibliographic information:


Global Protection Cluster Working Group. 2010. Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons. Geneva: Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 




In 2005 during a review of the international humanitarian response system, the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) was identified as a significant gap.  This handbook was produced in order to address this gap.  Its aim is to improve the quality of the response developed for IDPs by providing information and guidance to field staff who work in situations of internal displacement.  The handbook was tested for a year, and re-released at the end of 2008 with the incorporation of feedback and lessons learned.  A final version was published in June 2010.  The six sections of the handbook cover protection basics, the human resource skills required to support protection work, strategies for protection response, how to address protection violations, key protection activities, and durable solutions. Other language editions include Arabic, French and Spanish. 







Internal displacement

Legal protection


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