Responses to Displacement in the Middle East
- 30/11/2017 5:15pm
Middle East Centre, LSE
Internal displacement is a global humanitarian, human rights and security issue. Contrary to popular belief, there are far more IDPs than refugees in the world today, and the scale of the problem is challenging the capacity of humanitarian organisations and governments to respond to the needs of both IDPs and local populations. Conflict and violence being the main triggers of internal displacement, a significant proportion of IDPs are in the Middle East, especially in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Turkey.