Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome

Kälin, W. & Entwisle Chapuisat, H.
Publication language
Date published
01 Jun 2017
Research, reports and studies
Development & humanitarian aid, National & regional actors, Forced displacement and migration
Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Philippines, Somalia, Ukraine

The global number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has reached an all-time high, as an increasing number of IDPs remain displaced for years or even decades. In 2014, more than 50 countries were reported to have people living in internal displacement for more than 10 years. As illustrated in the five country case studies informing this report (Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Philippines, Somalia and Ukraine), a rapidly resolved internal displacement crisis where IDPs find durable solutions—sustainable return, local integration or relocation—has become a rare exception.