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
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.
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