IDPs in Towns and Cities – Working with the Realities of Internal Displacement in an Urban World (JIPS, IIED, UN-Habitat, 2020)


JIPS, the International Institute for Environment and Development and UN-Habitat pooled their experience and expertise together to answer the call for submission issued by the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement (the Panel). In an effort to generate recommendations for stakeholders responding and driving solutions on internal displacement, the Panel issued a public call for bold, creative and practical inputs. JIPS is proud to present actionable and forward-looking recommendations looking at IDPs’ rights to a dignified urban life which aim at transforming the way governments, donors as well as humanitarian and development actors work together.

Read the full submission to find out about our key messages and related set of recommendations and case studies. Also check out the separate, JIPS flagship policy paper on the transformative power of data in internal displacement situations.

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