Gov't Stalls Urban IDP Profiling

Author(s)
Refugee Law Project, Makerere University
Language
English
Pages
2pp
Date published
01 Oct 2008
Type
Factsheets and summaries
Keywords
Refugees/IDPs, Targeting, Identification and Profiling, Urban, Internal Displacement
Countries
Uganda

 

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