The current conflict in Yemen has led to an increasing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), most recently reported as 2,430,178. The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Yemen has agreed to develop its initial guidance on the emergency response for IDPs in Yemen and agree on a strategic framework for its IDP response, within the broader humanitarian response, in order to achieve a consistent and needs-based approach to the IDP population throughout all phases of displacement (including, where relevant, return4 or protracted displacement). This framework should reflect that IDPs are a specific category of concern who may have specific needs or vulnerabilities.
Main objectives of the strategy
- Provide a framework for the coordinated humanitarian response for IDPs in Yemen, taking into consideration the specific needs and vulnerabilities of children and adults at all phases of internal displacement.
- Use experiences from the immediate emergency response to inform and further strengthen the ongoing response.
- Ensure the response is entrenched in humanitarian principles and maintains protection and human rights principles at its core.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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