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Under the Radar: Internally Displaced Persons in Non-Camp Settings
Rather than living in large camps, most of the world’s 28.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently live “outside camps.”1 This rather inelegant term – “IDPs outside camps” – refers to IDPs who live in a variety of settings or situations, making generalizations difficult. They may be in urban, rural or remote areas; they may own or rent housing; they may be sharing a room or living with a host family; they may be occupying a building or land that they do not own, or living in makeshift shelters and slums or living on the streets. Many IDPs have fled to small towns and villages near their homes but increasingly IDPs are ending up in urban areas, where those who have been forced to leave their homes because of conflict, human rights abuses and disasters live side-by-side with the non-displaced poor and economic migrants.
Brookings, LSE - https://reliefweb.int/report/world/under-radar-internally-displaced-persons-non-camp-settings