Celebrating 20 years of the

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Celebrating 20 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement


To mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20), a multi-stakeholder 3-year plan was launched, the Plan of Action for Advancing Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) 2018–2020. Internal displacement is a global phenomenon that can affect everyone and we can all help solve it!

 

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GP20 Newsletter April - July 2019

An update on activities carried out in implementation of the Plan of Action for Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) 2018–2020 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20)

Read the GP20 Plan of Action

The 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles is a unique opportunity for us to join our efforts worldwide to re-invigorate national-level action to enhance IDP protection, and to work more concertedly with a broad range of stakeholders on prevention and solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDP Speaker’s corner

Holding On – The story of Abu Jassim

Internally displaced from Salah al-Din, to Sulaimaniyah, Iraq

As heavily armed ISIL fighters entered their village in 2014, Abu Jassim and his family had enough time to grab their identity cards, their pigeons and flee. The 49-year-old father of three had farmed the lands around Yathreb, a governorate 90km north of Baghdad, all his life. Nothing prepared him for a life removed from all that was familiar. The family had hoped their displacement would only be temporary, but days became weeks as they travelled from one place to the next until, three months later, they finally found sanctuary in a camp in Sulaimaniyah. Through all the hardships his family faced on the road, Abu Jassam managed to keep his birds alive, a comforting reminder of home before they took flight.

“When we fled, I put my eight pigeons in a small cage and carried them with us throughout our displacement journey,” he recalls. “I couldn’t leave them behind, I loved them too much.” Read Abu Jassim’s story here.

News

Blog Post – Giving IDPs space on the table

Blog Post – Giving IDPs space on the table

18.Oct.2019 By Thiago Söthe (UNHCR)   Highlighting the need to listen do IDPs themselves when discussing about displacement and creating programmes and recommendations, a new blog post of Refugees International calls upon the UN to listen to whom is affected by...