Internally displaced person(s) (IDP[s])

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“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.”[1]


[1]   Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, E/CN.4/1998/53/Add.2.