Responses to Displacement in the Middle East


30 November 2017, LSE


Internal displacement is a global humanitarian, human rights and security issue. Contrary to popular belief, there are far more IDPs than refugees in the world today, and the scale of the problem is challenging the capacity of humanitarian organisations and governments to respond to the needs of both IDPs and local populations. Conflict and violence being the main triggers of internal displacement, a significant proportion of IDPs are in the Middle East, especially in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Turkey.

This conference will present a collection of papers focused on internal displacement in the Middle East.