Guidance on Profiling Internally Displaced Persons (2008)

31.Oct.2008
By JIPS
Related Topics: Refugee & IDP statistics

Understanding profiling in displacement situations

In order to provide appropriate assistance and protection – and eventually find durable solutions – for forcibly displaced people, it’s important to know who they are and what their specific needs and capacities are. The data collected through a profiling exercise becomes the evidence-base for decision-making, securing funds and designing policies that ensure durable solutions to displacement situations.

Profiling is a resource-intensive and often challenging exercise. However, the effort is worth it because the data collected gives useful insight into the lives of people affected by displacement, which includes the local populations living in areas with a displacement influx.

JIPS also strongly believes that when actors work together throughout the process, the results are more likely to be trusted and ultimately used for joint and effective responses. Hence a collaborative process for collecting information on displaced populations is the cornerstone of the profiling approach.

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