Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

Date published
01 Jun 2010
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Protection, human rights & security, Refugees/IDPs, Internal Displacement

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.