Sharing our global expertise


JIPS at the Information Management Symposium

July 04, 2012

JIPS has participated in the ‘Information Management Symposium: Strengthening Information in Humanitarian Response’, on the first day of the UNHCR’s Annual Consultation with NGOs 2012. During the event, JIPS shared knowledge and ideas on how technology, data management and collaboration can strengthen the way the humanitarian community addresses emergencies and crises.


New JIPS Brochure and Leaflet

July 02, 2012

JIPS has released a new brochure and leaflet. These new materials present concise information about the importance of profiling internally displaced persons (IDPs), its tangible impacts and potential benefits. 


New ‘Profile at a Glance’ Reports

July 01, 2012

JIPS has developed new profile at a glance reports for Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Uganda and Serbia. These reports offer comprehensive but concise overviews of our collaborative profiling projects. As well as specific details for each country, the reports also offer insight into the profiling of IDP situations in general.


The challenges of assisting IDPs outside camps

June 30, 2012

A UNHCR 20th Anniversary Series Event has emphasised the need to support and protect internally displaced persons who live outside of camps or settlements. The conference was entitled ‘IDPs living outside camps: addressing challenges and enhancing opportunities’. It highlighted that the majority of IDPs live outside of camps but relatively little attention is devoted to their particularly needs, as well as those of their host communities.


New Burundi profiling report concluded

June 28, 2012

Stakeholders involved in a profiling exercise in Burundi have presented their complete report on internally displaced persons to the country’s Ministry of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender. The profiling exercise was undertaken to collect the data necessary to inform the development and implementation of durable solutions for Burundi’s IDPs. 


JIPS visits the Danish Refugee Council

June 20, 2012

In June 2012, JIPS was invited to the Annual Programme Managers’ Meeting of the Danish Refugee Council in Denmark. Over two sessions, JIPS shared experiences of profiling IDP situations, specifically in relation to field operations in Yemen, Central African Republic and Afghanistan.


Profiling in urban areas

March 28, 2012

A new report from Tufts University’s Feinstein International Centre has shed new light on how to profile displaced persons in urban areas. The report, titled ‘Developing a Profiling Methodology for Displaced People in Urban Areas’, looks at three in-depth case studies of refugee populations. Through these studies, the authors present their approach to designing an urban profiling methodology and demonstrate the benefits and impact that profiling can have in such contexts.


Sex and age matter, says new report

March 28, 2012

A new report has highlighted the importance of sex and age disaggregated data (SADD) in the formulation of emergency humanitarian responses. The report, entitled ‘Sex and Age Matter: Improving Humanitarian Response in Emergencies’, was commissioned by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and CARE International. It was carried out by researchers from the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University.


National approaches to internal displacement

March 27, 2012

A new report has highlighted the importance of collecting national data on internally displaced persons (IDPs), and the challenges faced when gathering this information. ‘From Responsibility to Response: Assessing National Approaches to Internal Displacement’ looks at the extent to which governments are fulfilling their responsibility towards IDPs, and how efforts to prevent or address internal displacement can be strengthened.


JIPS and ACAPS organise PARK launch event

February 22, 2012

JIPS held an event to launch its Profiling and Assessment Resource Kit (PARK) on 21 February 2012, at the first day of the Global Protection Cluster retreat in Geneva. The Global Protection Cluster Coordinator highlighted the relevance of profiling IDP situations and joint assessment practices to protection initiatives. At the event it was marked that there is a clear need for practical tools and resources for these exercises.


Needs Beyond Numbers

May 21, 2011

On 23-24 May 2011 in Geneva, JIPS hosted its first international profiling conference: Needs Beyond Numbers. With participants from a range of countries, agencies and backgrounds, this two day event included a variety of presentations and discussions on subjects related to profiling IDP situations. The conference provided a space for the exchange of experiences and critical thinking about the potential and the reality of profiling as a collaborative process.


Sharing our global expertise

October 08, 2010

On Thursday 7 October 2010, JIPS held a side event on profiling during the 61st session of the UNHCR Executive Committee, titled, “IDP Profiling – obtaining reliable disaggregated population data on Internally Displaced Persons”. Its main goal was to shed light on the latest insight and practices in the collection and management of IDP population data, and was attended by over 70 delegates.