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IDPs in protracted displacement: Is local integration a solution?

Most of the world’s 27.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) live in protracted displacement. Solutions are absent or have failed and IDPs remain disadvantaged and unable to fully enjoy their rights. Governments and the international community have tended to favour return over local integration and settlement elsewhere.

In order to draw attention to the challenges and possibilities of achieving a durable solution through local integration, the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, IDMC/NRC, UNHCR and UNDP organised a seminar focusing specifically on local integration in protracted internal displacement situations.

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