Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Reduced options for migration, combined with incomes threatened by environmental change, mean that people are likely to migrate in illegal, irregular, unsafe, exploited or unplanned ways. People are also likely to find themselves migrating to areas of high environmental risk, such as low-lying urban areas in mega-deltas or slums in water-insecure expanding cities.”(Foresight Report ,2011).

People displaced within their own country qualify as “internally displaced persons”.  The 1998 UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement provide the normative framework for addressing protection challenges in situations of internal displacement.

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