Human Rights Issue

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally displaced persons, or IDPs, are among the world’s most vulnerable people. IDPs have not crossed an international border to find sanctuary, but have remained inside their home countries. IDP legally remain under the protection of their own government even though that government might be the the reason that they are leaving. As citizens, they still have all of their rights and protection under both human rights and international humanitarian law. At the end of 2011, there were an estimated 26.4 million internally displaced people around the world, down slightly on the year before. UNHCR was helping about 15.5 million of the IDPs in 26 countries. family's are left with almost no options.

Organizations that are helping

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