displaced person

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displaced person

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One who leaves his or her home or homeland because of war, disease, famine, political conflicts, economic pressure, or persecution. Displacement increases the likelihood of malnutrition, detachment from family and social networks, and exposure to abuse and violence.
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I have been striving my level best along with other tribal parliamentarians to raise the issues of displaced persons at high level meetings Afridi claimed.
should therefore be at the international community and the United Nations a more serious work in fundraising and aid to refugees and displaced persons.
UNHCR's kits of core relief items have reached two million internally displaced persons inside Syria so far this year, which represents two-thirds of the three million people UNHCR plans to support by year-end.
The Special Rapporteur called upon all Syrian authorities and parties to the conflict to ensure respect for international law, including human rights and humanitarian law, in all circumstances, so as to protect and assist internally displaced persons (IDPs), and prevent conditions that may lead to further forced internal displacement of persons.
and British envoys had told reporters during their visit that the displaced persons they had spoken with had complained of being hungry, and also of the deteriorating security situation.
The complexity of the internal displacement situation in Iraq requires stronger efforts by the Government and the international community to protect the human rights of displaced persons, address their immediate needs and find durable solutions to end their displacement.
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): India and Sri Lanka today made a joint commitment to build 50,000 more houses for the Island nation's internally displaced persons.
In the governorate of Hajjah, where an estimated 20,000 internally displaced persons have sought shelter, UNICEF has been providing life-saving assistance to displaced persons in Al Mazraq camp as well as those scattered in nearby areas.
Aa The exiled Palestinians are displaced persons and not refugees.
For example, refugees are protected by the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, whereas internally displaced persons are not.
In 1947, thousands of displaced persons in Europe, in the aftermath of WWII, were fleeing to Israel which was at that time run by Britain.
The United States now has several hundred thousand displaced persons living in temporary encampments and shelters.