Durable solutions – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
Thessaloniki Report Launch: Profiling of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Third Country Nationals
We are excited to share the news of the profiling report from Thessaloniki, Greece, which was launched by partners in-country in December 2019. The result of a collaborative effort between the Municipality of Thessaloniki, UNHCR, various UN agencies and international NGOs, as well as Greek NGOs and volunteer groups, this...
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Durable Solutions Analysis in Darfur, Sudan: Profiling Results & Methodology
As part of ongoing efforts towards durable solutions for Darfur’s internally displaced people (IDPs), the Government of Sudan, the United Nations Country Team and the wider international community represented by the Durable Solutions Working Group (including UNDP, IOM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, UN-Habitat, INGO Steering Committee and donors) initiated, in 2017,...
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Colombia’s Victims’ Unit Work on IDP Data & The Value of JIPS’ Support
Colombia has experienced a large scale and significantly protracted internal displacement crisis for a number of years. The Government, primarily through the work of the Unit for the Victims Assistance and Reparation (hereafter: Victim’s Unit) has provided strong leadership in shaping the response in the form of both humanitarian action...
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Scoping & Technical Mission to the Philippines: Profiling the Islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi
Over the last decades, the Philippines have been experiencing both disaster- and conflict-induced displacement. The recently ratified Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM, including the three southern islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi) has among the highest number of internally displaced people (IDPs) due to conflict and violence.[1] Due...
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From Practitioners to Practitioners: Durable Solutions Analysis Webinar | Lessons from Iraq, Sudan & Somalia
Increasing efforts are being made to better analyse and measure progress towards durable solutions in contexts of displacement. However, conducting durable solutions analyses continues to remain a complex undertaking with many challenges. These challenges have been raising interesting questions such as, what are the current tools and approaches in the field of...
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IGAD-GP20 Regional Exchange on Internal Displacement: Key Takeaways for Durable Solutions Analysis
The last Regional Consultative Process (RCP) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), held in October 2019 in Addis Ababa and co-convened by GP20, was exclusively dedicated to internal displacement. With over a 100 government officials, humanitarian and development practitioners, donors and other actors, the event was a great opportunity...
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Data Implications from Wilton Park Discussions on Internal Displacement
In the beautiful setting of Wiston House with its remarkable history resounding in every room, I was pleased to be able to attend a recent Wilton Park conference on “Internally Displaced Persons: towards more effective international protection and durable solutions (WP1705)”. Gathering (some of) “the great and the good” of...
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Learning Exchange with ReDSS on Durable Solutions Analysis for Displacement
The recent annual programme workshop, organised by the Regional Secretariat on Durable Solutions (ReDSS) in Nairobi in June 2019, was a rich learning experience. It was great to see the key actors from different parts of the region – including local and national authorities, local and international NGOs, civil society,...
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Our First French-Language Profiling Coordination Training in Dakar, Senegal
For this year's regional edition of our flagship training course, the Profiling Coordination Training (PCT), a five-member team of JIPS facilitators headed to Dakar, Senegal. They were joined by five external co-facilitators from our partners, OCHA and IOM with the Centre for Humanitarian Data, with whom we walked through the entire profiling process...
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Working Towards Durable Solutions: What We Learned at the Recent GP20 Steering Group Meeting
“Protracted displacement is a humanitarian issue, but it is also a process of social and economic impoverishment. (…) It’s not only a problem for IDPs but also for host communities, and there is a risk of undermining state policies (and even) jeopardizing the Sustainable Development Goals. I’ve come to the...
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Durable Solutions Analysis Methodology Development & Technical Challenges: From our Second Profiling Mission to Ukraine
After an initial scoping mission in November 2018, we returned to Ukraine for a second time in early June. JIPS’ Head of Information Management and Innovation Wilhelmina Welsch and Information Management Officer Melissa Weihmayer met partners in Severodonetsk, in the Luhansk Oblast, located in eastern Ukraine, as well as in...
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Scoping Mission to Nigeria: Assessing Information & Capacity Building Needs for a Durable Solutions Analysis (2019)
A decade of conflict and continued violence by non-state armed groups and military operations are affecting millions of people in north-eastern Nigeria. Estimates put the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at 2 million (Source: DTM, Round XXIV, August 2018), with over 80% being in Borno State. The government and...
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