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
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.