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01 Nov 2004 description

This study examines how the UN has been providing protection to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and how to make that response more effective. It argues that the UN's approach to protecting vulnerable populations is still largely ad hoc, and that staff efforts in the field are often undermined by a lack of political and financial support from headquarters and UN member states.

Part I: Protection - what is it and who does it?
Part II: Protection in practice - observations from the field

01 May 2003 description

This report examines the nature and scope of development-induced displacement and identifies international institutions and remedies that might prove effective in addressing this question.

In order to contribute to the international response, the report aims to better understand the plight of those displaced by development projects and the relationship of this kind of displacement to international human rights and humanitarian frameworks for dealing with internally displaced persons.