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!
IDP Speaker’s corner
Congolese activist dedicates his life to fight for the displaced
Human rights activist Evariste Mfaume, is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.
Mfaume, 46, has been championing the rights of Congolese people displaced by conflict, but also for refugees and their host communities. He advocates that they be given land to farm to help them generate income and rebuild their lives. For his work, he has been chosen as the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. The prestigious annual prize honours those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to support refugees and displaced people.
“I started this work in a very tough political environment,” explains Mfaume, who has himself been displaced several times with his wife and children. “I have witnessed people getting killed, women getting raped and people’s property looted and destroyed,” he said. “But as a human being, I felt, within me that call, the human dignity, to channel my energy into doing something.” Read Mfaume story here.
Photo Credit: © UNHCR/John Wessels
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