Today, over twenty five million people, in some fifty countries around the world, have been uprooted within their country by conflicts and human rights violations. An equal number or more are displaced as a result of natural disasters or infrastructural projects. Forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods, the internally displaced are often the most forgotten and neglected people in the many forgetten and neglected emergencies around the world. […The UN have] made promoting a stronger global awareness to the plight of internally displaced persons and ensuring a more effective inter-agency response mechanism to their suffering […] The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, developed under the aegis of Dr. Francis Deng, are a critical tool in this regard, providing an advocacy and monitoring framework for their assistance and protection needs of the internally displaced.

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

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  • Francis Deng

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Today, over twenty five million people, in some fifty countries around the world, have been uprooted within their country by conflicts and human rights violations. An equal number or more are displaced as a result of natural disasters or infrastructural projects. Forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods, the internally displaced are often the most forgotten and neglected people in the many forgetten and neglected emergencies around the world. […The UN have] made promoting a stronger global awareness to the plight of internally displaced persons and ensuring a more effective inter-agency response mechanism to their suffering […] The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, developed under the aegis of Dr. Francis Deng, are a critical tool in this regard, providing an advocacy and monitoring framework for their assistance and protection needs of the internally displaced.

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