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Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons


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Resource type:Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Keywords:Internal Displacement, Protection, human rights & security, Refugees/IDPs
Agency:UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Date published:June 2010
Publisher:Global Protection Cluster Working Group

The handbook provides operational guidance and tools to support effective protection responses in situations of internal displacement.
Specifically, the Handbook seeks to:
- ensure staff members are familiar with the core concepts, principles and international legal standards that form the framework for protection work;
- assist staff in operationalizing these concepts, principles and legal standards and in carrying out their protection responsibilities;
- improve understanding of the particular protection risks faced by internally displaced women, men, boys and girls of various backgrounds;
- provide guidance on how to prevent and respond to the protection risks faced by IDPs through a range of different activities;
- enhance staff skills for carrying out protection work; and n promote a consistent and well-coordinated protection response in different operations.


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