IOM Framework for Addressing Internal Displacement

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The scale of internal displacement has risen to unprecedented levels. Over 40 million people are currently displaced by conflict inside their own countries, a number that represents 62 per cent of the total number of displaced persons worldwide. In addition, disasters displace an average of 26 million people annually.

The IOM Framework for Addressing Internal Displacement builds upon the previous IOM document that addressed this matter.3 It responds to changes in and the expansion of IOM policies and operations over the years, and lays out IOM’s strategic role in the current global humanitarian and development landscape. The principles of engagement, commitments, approach and operational objectives contained in this Framework set the foundation and direction for all aspects of IOM’s work on internal displacement. The goal of the Framework is to support operational effectiveness across the Organization in the identification and implementation of responses to internal displacement and as part of its coordinated partnerships.