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World: The world’s 40 million invisible refugees

Source: IRIN Country: Ethiopia, Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic, World
By Johan Schaar - Chair of ALNAP, a global network for learning and improvement of the humanitarian system, and associate senior fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI. People displaced within their own countries – whether by conflict or disaster – often struggle for the same recognition and protections afforded to refugees. And yet the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement were launched 21 years ago today – the creation of Sudanese diplomat Francis Deng, then the UN’s special rapporteur for IDPs, or internally displaced persons. Read more on IRIN

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