Handbook for Applying the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement


To facilitate the application of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, setting forth the rights of IDPs and the obligations of governments, non-state actors and international organizations, this handbook spells out their meaning in non-technical language.

A resource for field staff working with IDPs, it seeks to raise awareness of the needs of the internally displaced, measure conditions on the ground, train staff in working with the displaced and promote compliance by governments and non-state actors with the provisions of the Guiding Principles.


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