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Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics taking stock of current practice
JIPS looks forward to strengthening strategic collaboration
In March 2016, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) joined the JIPS’ Executive Committee. This new addition to JIPS’ governance team comes shortly after the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was also welcomed on board in late 2015.
JIPS support missions in Sweden
In 2015, Sweden received a record-breaking 162,877 asylum applications. More than 30,000 of these applicants were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) from Afghanistan. Given the large number, UNHCR have embarked on a profiling exercise to better understand their plight and current situation to inform an adequate response.
With almost 1 million people having arrived by sea to Europe in 2015 alone, the refugee/migrant crisis in Europe is only expected to increase as 2016 develops. In the first few weeks of January 2016, over 30,300 people are have already made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece. To better understand this massive movement of people in order to inform a better and more strategic response to the refugee population within these numbers, UNHCR has asked for JIPS' support to help plan a profiling exercise initially in the Greek Islands.
Statistics Norway presents findings from review of 150 censuses
In an intimate briefing held in Geneva in September, three experts from Statistics Norway presented initial findings from research into national census questionnaires. Tasked to uncover the extent to which displacement – refugees, IDPs and stateless populations – can be captured through national census processes, the team had reviewed 150 census questionnaires from the 2010-round.
JIPS field support team held a debrief on its recent scoping mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The meeting provided an overview of the profiling mission, including objectives, activities undertaken and observations which informed the team’s recommendations. Representatives from UNHCR, UNDP, UN-OCHA, Solutions Alliance, IDMC and the Danish Refugee Council participated in the debrief and discussions.
Explore, analyse and visualise data with JIPS’ new tool
We have just launched a new JIPS tool that allows users to explore profiling data online. Through the Dynamic Analysis and Reporting Tool (DART) you can explore, analyse and visualise profiling survey data from exercises supported by JIPS in displacement settings.
An Interactive Tool
Geneva, 5 June 2014 - JIPS launched the Guidance for Profiling Urban Displacement Situations today. The Guidance highlights the logistical, methodological and political challenges facing profiling exercises in urban settings, and suggests some solutions and best practices to overcome these challenges. The Guidance draws on JIPS’ experience supporting partners in urban contexts, and complements the step-by-step guidance found in the PARK Companion.
This is an independent evaluation commissioned to consider the results and progress of the three year pilot phase of the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS), and to make recommendations regarding how JIPS should develop.
The evaluation is based on an extensive document review, interviews with a range of stakeholders, and direct feedback from the JIPS team and Steering Committee. A number of methodological limitations apply to the evaluation and its findings and recommendations.