Sharing our global expertise


Combining analysis of populations & urban systems

March 24, 2017

We recently undertook a mission to Tunis to discuss with authorities and various humanitarian partners the relevance and potential scope of an urban displacement analysis in the Libyan situation.


Progress update from Expert Group on Refugee & IDP Statistics

March 22, 2017

Tags: News

In the side-lines of the 48th session of the UNSC in New York, the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS) updated participants on work undertaken by the group since it was mandated in 2016. Co-chaired by Norway, Eurostat and UNHCR, the Group has been working hard in recent months to produce two reports – a Handbook on Refugee Statistics and a Technical Report on IDP Statistics – that will be presented at the 49th UNSC session in 2018


Changing the narrative on internal displacement in Mogadishu

February 21, 2017

Tags: Somalia Mogadishu, Case study

“In Mogadishu, the profiling provided compelling protection and solutions arguments.” As Nina Schrepfer (former Protection Cluster Coordinator) laid out in the context of the panel discussion chaired by Walter Kälin on the uses of profiling data in displacement response. Profiling helped to get humanitarian, development and government actors on board and resulted in the formulation of a government-led Somali IDP Durable Solutions Initiative. (Part 4/4)


Forging collective solutions & mobilizing shared resources

February 20, 2017

Tags: News

Effective preparedness and response through stronger collaboration: with this objective in mind, humanitarian operational and service partners gathered together at the recent Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW). The event offers a space to foster partnerships and discuss challenges that hinder collaboration in the field. Here are some of the key points from the 3 sessions that JIPS took part in.


Capacity sharing and profiling in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

February 19, 2017

Tags: Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Case study

At the recent panel discussion, organized by JIPS at the end of January 2017 and chaired by Walter Kälin, four panellists spoke about their experiences on how profiling data was useful in specific displacement contexts. In the case of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Jozef Merkx (UNHCR) explained how the area-based and comparative analysis of refugees, IDPs and host communities informed cash-based interventions in particularly vulnerable urban districts. (Part 3/4)


From little data to developing a public policy on IDPs

February 14, 2017

Tags: Honduras, Case study

In the case of Honduras, the profiling exercise proved to be a crucial step in the public policy formation process in response to internal displacement. Alongside presentations on the cases from Iraq and Somalia, Sandra Ponce, Counsellor at the Honduran Mission to the UN in Geneva, spoke at the recent panel discussion about her country’s profiling experience and the impact of the data produced. (Part 2/4)


Getting the basics of an innovation process

February 09, 2017

Tags: Article

“At the end of this year, some of you will have developed great ideas – some of which will work, others not and that’s OK.” JIPS is excited to partner with UNHCR Innovation on new ways of integrating displacement-affected communities in the profiling process. Read below Assanke Koedam’s (Information Manager at JIPS) account from the recent workshop in Bangkok, Thailand and stay in touch for more on this work.


Continuity, partnership and new ideas

February 07, 2017

Tags: News

The newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, gathered stakeholders together for a meeting in Geneva to discuss priorities for her next three years with the mandate. Joined by her predecessors, Dr Chaloka Beyani and Professor Walter Kälin, advice from past mandate holders was shared as well as input from a variety of partners, including JIPS.


Use and usefulness of profiling data in displacement response

February 02, 2017

Tags: News

Many of the high-level meetings and processes during the course of 2016 highlighted among other things the need for more and better data to inform responses to forced displacement. In a panel discussion in January, chaired by Professor Walter Kälin, JIPS aimed to bring this discussion further by reflecting on the actual use of data in displacement response and exploring how profiling can contribute. (Part 1/4)


2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview for Syria

December 22, 2016

The recently published 2017 Syria Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) provides a shared understanding of the crisis, including the most pressing humanitarian needs and estimated number of people who need assistance. JIPS provided technical support to partners on the ground for this exercise.


Joint analysis of profiling data in Kosovo

December 21, 2016

A joint workshop was organized last week in Prishtina, Kosovo to present and discuss the preliminary findings from profiling data generated on the displacement situation in Kosovo. JIPS together with Statistics Norway supported the working group with technical expertise.


Addressing mixed migration: UNHCR updates 10 Point Plan in Action

December 20, 2016

UNHCR published an update of their 10-point Plan in Action on refugee protection and mixed migration. JIPS has contributed to the chapter on data collection and analysis, providing recent examples from mixed migration settings in areas both of transit and destination, in particular from profiling exercises from Greece and Somaliland.



Ensuring the rights of minorities in humanitarian crises

December 06, 2016

At this year’s session the Forum on Minority Issues focused on the situation of minorities in humanitarian crises. JIPS was invited to share its experience from displacement profiling and analyzing the situations of minority groups as part of the expert panel and to give feedback on the draft recommendations.


Displacement profiling study from Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

November 28, 2016

After the launch of the profiling report “Displacement as Challenge and Opportunity: Urban profile of Refugees, IDPs and Host Community, Duhok Governorate, Kurdistan Region of Iraq” in Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq JIPS is happy to present the findings to the international community in Geneva


The value of data & profiling for national response

November 25, 2016

IDP law course, Sanremo - JIPS facilitated a session on ‘data collection and profiling’ as part of the 12th Course on the Law of Internal Displacement organised by the Sanremo based International Institute of Humanitarian Law. The training provided an excellent opportunity to share expertise on profiling and highlight the value of national ownership of data for its effective use as a basis for law and policy development.