Prevention of Conflict-Induced IDPs and Their Protection: The Challenges

  • S Y Surendra Kumar Department of Political Science, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India
Keywords: Displacement, UNHCR, Sri Lanka, Conflict


Displacement due to war, protracted conflicts, mass violation of human rights, generalised violence, repression of minorities, natural and technological disasters has been a matter of concern. However, displacement due to the intensified armed conflicts and violence has become a common phenomena around the world and remains a critical factor of vulnerability for people across the world. Displacement also creates logistical and humanitarian nightmare, and threatens international security and risks the lives of displaced people, aid workers, and peacekeepers. In this context, the paper attempts to identity the reasons of initial neglect for the international community. Furthermore, the trends in conflict-induced displacement and the challenges confronting the international community in protection and prevention of conflict-induced IDPs is examined.


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