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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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At an aid distributing ceremony at a refugee camp in the fifth police district of Kabul, he feared a humanitarian crisis if the displaced people from Helmand did not receive more assistance.
Med shot, newly arrived internally displaced people getting into UNMISS protection of civilians site
The UN agency mentioned existence of a health clinic nearby, although it only has a very limited stock of medicine, saying the urgent needs of the displaced people include temporary shelters, emergency household supplies, mosquito nets, water, food and health services.
In 24 camps assessed so far, a quarter of the temporary shelters are damaged, and more than 21,000 displaced people affected as a result.
Aid workers have also helped displaced people obtain required medical documents, as authorities have only been allowing people in need of medical assistance into Baghdad.
Ibadi confirmed governmental intention to facilitate the return of the displaced people as quick as possible.
The UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, in order to tackle the protection issue of displaced people, commenced international human rights and humanitarian law standards.
This situation in Pakistan is getting worse due to the ongoing military offensive in North Waziristan and the influx of the displaced people from the tribal areas.
TOKYO, June 27 (KUNA) -- Japan will provide USD six million in emergency grant aid to help north Iraq's displaced people affected by the armed conflict there, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.
SHABWA, May 26 (Saba)- The governor of Shabwa province Ahmed Ali Haj inaugurated on Monday the distribution of relief items provided by Yemeni Red Crescent to 170 displaced people from Mayfa'a District, who are currently residing in Ataq town.
With DFATD s support, Oxfam Quebec is helping up to 22,372 displaced people in conflict-affected areas of Kachin State, by increasing access to safe drinking water, sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion, and meeting immediate food needs.
Summary: The situation of Syrian refugees and Iraq's internal displaced people, many of whom have fled to the Kurdistan Region because of the deteriorating security situation in Syria and Iraq, was the main subject of yesterday's meeting between Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and United Nations World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.

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