1 Internally Displaced Persons (‘IDPs’) are described by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border (Introduction para. 2). 2 IDPs are similar to refugees in the sense that...
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