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JIPS’ Support in Mexico on Capacity Building for Improved Displacement Data (Nov 2019)
Internal displacement has been present in Mexico for decades and diverse actors have been responding to the phenomenon in different ways. However, it was only recently, in April 2019, that the Mexican government officially recognised internal displacement. The meetings we organised and facilitated during our recent scoping mission to the...
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Discussing Data Sources, Challenges & Solutions at the 2019 IIHL Annual Course on the Law of Internal Displacement
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kampala Convention and respond to an increasing demand from Francophone countries, the Sanremo Course on the Law of Internal Displacement for the first time was conducted in French, in addition to its well-established English edition. At JIPS we were delighted to contribute for...
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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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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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Behind the Scenes: Honduras’ Inter-Institutional Commission on IDPs & Where the Profiling Exercise Comes in (Apr 2019)
In Honduras, the Inter-institutional Commission for the Protection of Populations Displaced by Violence (CIPPDV, in Spanish; referred to as the “Commission” in this article) is leading efforts to generate a nationally representative evidence base that can inform the country’s laws, policies and operational responses to internal displacement due to violence....
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Using Shared Evidence for Complementary Action at National & Municipal Levels: Experiences from San Pedro Sula, Honduras
During our latest mission to support profiling partners in Honduras to jointly analyse the preliminary findings, we had the opportunity to speak with Manuel Moncada, technical assistant on internal displacement at the San Pedro Sula municipality. We asked him about how the municipality is working to respond to internal displacement and...
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‘It’s very important to be able to speak to all stakeholders’ - Andrés Lizcano, JIPS' newest team member
Andrés Lizcano is a Colombian profiling advisor and our newest team member. His diverse professional background includes experiences with just about all types of partners JIPS usually collaborates with during profiling exercises. As part of a new series aimed at introducing JIPS' team members, we sat down with him to...
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The Global Picture of Internal Displacement: Highlights & Reflections on IDMC’s Annual Report
With a high-level event in Geneva, IDMC launched its Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) 2018, which includes global figures on internal displacement as of the end of 2017 and specific challenges encountered when producing and analysing them. Findings show that 30.6 million people were newly displaced in 2017, 61% of...
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Comprehensive Evidence-Base Now Available on Displacement Caused by Violence in El Salvador
For the first time in the country, official information is available on the dimensions, characteristics and impacts of internal displacement due to violence in El Salvador. The profiling exercise, led by the Government of El Salvador, sought to provide an agreed-upon and comprehensive evidence-base on the characteristics and impacts of...
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JIPS’ Partner Event 2018: New Strategy & Key Achievements 2017
Together with the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva, as well as the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS), we organised an event to tackle the topic of “Improving statistics on forced displacement” from two different perspectives. In this article we focus...
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JIPS' 2nd Mission to Honduras: Developing a Context-Specific, Protection-Sensitive Methodology
JIPS’ support is still strong in Honduras, with a second mission in November to assist the Inter-institutional Commission for the Protection of IDP’s (CIPPDV) for the further development of the 2017-2018 profiling exercise. The mission aimed to work with the Technical Working Group that leads the profiling exercise in-country, as...
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