pdf An introduction to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (.pdf) Popular

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Use this self-help manual to:

  • appreciate the global perspective and context of the causes and effects of displacement
  • review the history of displacement generally, and in Sri Lanka in particular
  • understand the similarities and differences between refugees and IDPs
  • get familiar with the Sphere Minimum Standards and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
  • understand the rationale, mandate and criteria for UNHCR’s involvement with IDPs
  • be introduced to the terminology of emergency management
  • appraise your own knowledge of the field

Bryan Walker
2004, Amsterdam