In line with its Strategic Directions 2022- 2026 and its IDP policy, in each instance where UNHCR engages with IDPs and wider displacement-affected communities, UNHCR:

• promotes the primary responsibility of the State to prevent, respond to and resolve internal displacement while complementing and reinforcing national response efforts,
• promotes respect for human rights and international law informing programming, joint interventions, advocacy and stakeholder engagement;
• places protection and solutions at the centre of humanitarian action through direct engagement with displacement-affected communities, prioritizing protection analysis and strategy-setting, the timely and effective delivery of protection services and mainstreaming protection across all sectors/clusters;
• promotes solutions for IDPs from the outset of an energency while simultaneously, strengthening their resilience, including through their inclusion in local and national systems and services and access to economic opportunities, and pursuing early engagement by development and financial institutions, to mitigate the risk of protracted displacement;
• is accountable to persons we work with and for by ensuring their age, gender and diversity, as well as their perspectives, priorities, needs and capacities taken into account while planning our interventions;
• contributes to a multi-stakeholder, whole-of-society approach to internal displacement through wide ranging and inclusive partnerships with local and national authorities; local civil society, community-based
• leads the Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), and Shelter/NFI Clusters.

UNHCR Engagement in Situations of Internal Displacement 2019 – 2021
IDP Initiative
Unlocking Solutions for the Internally Displaced

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