Protecting and assisting the internally displaced: the way forward

October 2005

This supplement of Forced Migration Review is published at a crucial moment as the international community recognises the need to urgently address current failures in protection and assistance for internally displaced people. Articles from Jan Egeland (UN Emergency Relief Coordinator) and other key figures in the humanitarian community present a range of views on the future of the IDP regime.

We are grateful to Dennis McNamara (director of OCHA’s Inter-Agency Internal Displacement Division) for suggesting the need for this publication. It would not have been possible without financial support from OCHA and the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement and in-kind French translation assistance from Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

This supplement has also been published in French.

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