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Gov't Stalls Urban IDP Profiling


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Resource type:Factsheets and summaries
Keywords:Internal Displacement, Refugees/IDPs, Targeting, Identification and Profiling, Urban
Author(s):Refugee Law Project, Makerere University
Date published:October 2008


Perhaps because many urban-based IDPs settle
in slum areas, where they tend to blend in with
the existing population, they are often perceived,
even by some officials in humanitarian
agencies, as a population less deserving of serious attention
than their fellow citizens living in camps. Some
humanitarian workers even claim that these people are
nothing more than economic migrants, despite their
unique history and circumstances.
Such claims in some instances

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