The world’s 40 million invisible refugees
Johan Schaar | Chair of ALNAP, a global network for learning and improvement of the humanitarian system, and associate senior fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI
11 February 2019
People displaced within their own countries – whether by conflict or disaster – often struggle for the same recognition and protections afforded to refugees. And yet the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement were launched 21 years ago today – the creation of Sudanese diplomat Francis Deng, then the UN’s special rapporteur for IDPs, or internally displaced persons.
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