Of the 65.5 million people who are currently forcibly displaced in the world, almost two-thirds – 40.3 million – are internally displaced persons (IDPs). The number of IDPs has increased significantly in the past 20 years. As they remain closer to the violence that displaced them, IDPs face significant difficulties in finding security and receiving assistance. Access by international agencies is often problematic as governments in places like Syria and Myanmar restrict the operations of aid agencies in conflict settings. Under international law, it is the responsibility of national governments to protect and assist those displaced within their borders – even when those governments have directly or indirectly caused their displacement.
Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM)/The Exodus Institute Symposium on Internal Displacement
By Centre for International Governance Innovation
May 22, 2018
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