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Positioned for action: Displacement in the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction

This briefing paper provides policy-makers, agencies, civil society and other stakeholders with a summary of how displacement is positioned in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) as a critical issue for reducing disaster risk.

16 February 2017 | Publication

Regulatory Frameworks on Internal Displacement

Following an overview of the global framework for IDPs’ protection and assistance, this study outlines lessons from national and regional processes such as the development and adoption of the Kampala Convention, with a view to informing similar endeavours in the future.

04 November 2016 | Publication

The Kampala Convention two years on: time to turn theory into practice

The paper illustrates the Kampala Convention's achievements two years later, and how signatory countries have taken different approaches to implementing its provisions.

08 December 2014 | Publication

Assessing drought displacement risk for Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali pastoralists

IDMC examines how drought and other factors influence the scale, scope and patterns of drought-related displacement of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.

21 May 2014 | Publication

IASC Operational Guidelines on the Protection of Persons in Situations of Natural Disasters

To promote and facilitate a rights-based approach to disaster relief, the IASC adopted the following guidlines (revised since 2006)

01 January 2011 | Publication

African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention)

Download the full text of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, also known as the Kampala Convention

01 October 2010 | Publication

IASC Framework on Durable Solutions fo Internally Displaced Persons

The Framework addresses the key principles and criteria for the search for, and achievement of, durable solutions for internally displaced people following conflict or natural disasters

01 April 2010 | Publication

Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

This Handbook provides legal and operational guidance on protection in complex emergencies, in particular in situations of internal displacement

01 December 2007 | Publication

Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons: Implementing the ‘Pinheiro Principles’

Building on the Pinheiro Principles, this Handbook provides important and practical guidance to all those working on housing and property restitution issues for internally displaced persons and refugees

01 July 2007 | Publication

Addressing Internal Displacement: A Framework for National Responsibility

This national responsibility framework is intended to help governments address the problem of internal displacement in their countries in all its aspects

01 April 2005 | Publication

Why do we need the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement?

This article aims to show how the Guiding Principles have effectively made maximum use of international human rights and humanitarian law

01 August 2002 | Publication

OCHA Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

The international standards for the protection and assistance of internally displaced peoplel, the UN's Guiding Principles are available to download from IDMC in English and French

01 August 1998 | Publication

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