The world’s 40 million invisible refugees

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Published on 11 Feb 2019 View Original

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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