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Returning to El Salvador - Signs of an internal displacement crisis

Local human rights organisation Cristosal and IDMC conducted 16 surveys and four in-depth interviews in autumn 2017 with returnees who had fled El Salvador to escape violence. The study, as part of IDMC's thematic series "The invisible majority", was designed to examine conditions for returning deportees and the risks of them becoming internally displaced, often not for the first time. 

As a result of the lack of comprehensive quantitative data on internal displacement in El Salvador, the study also brings together qualitative data and analysis of other information on issues such as violence, crime and human mobility, to build a clearer picture of how the phenomenon is developing and its impacts on those affected.

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