A glimpse of how the Kampala Convention protects internally displaced women in Nigeria

Juba, South Sudan, February 2017. driana Mahdalova

By Anya Itse Africa has been quite replete with border conflicts, ethnic clashes, religious crises, post-election violence, and insurgency. The risks associated with those mentioned above are forced migration and internal displacement. Displaced persons can be categorized into two namely refugees and internally displaced persons. As the verb displace implies, displaced persons are psychologically, physically, … Read more

Internal displacement as a research agenda in Africa

by Romola Adeola

With the growing population of persons internally displaced within state borders and the challenges relating to protection, the importance of giving attention to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has emerged. Globally, this agenda has led to the emergence of a standard on internal displacement in the form of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement which was developed in 1998. In the last two decades, there have been significant progressions in the law and policy landscape attributable to the emergence of the Guiding Principles.

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