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Protecting internally displaced communities in Somalia: experience from the Benadir region
This working paper documents research carried out on the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in urban communities in Somalia, providing an evidence base for improved humanitarian protection. The study, carried out in Hodan, Wadajir and Dharkenley districts in the Benadir region, uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches to identify urban IDP protection needs and explore the relevance of the proximity of the IDP camps to the urban centre of Mogadishu. By identifying IDP protection and food security needs, the paper highlights existing gaps in the coordination of stakeholders in protection issues, and considers how protection approaches could be integrated into programming. It proposes an institutional framework for the identification, inclusion and support for the social, economic, physical, and rights-based protection of IDPs in Somalia.
Urban areas are increasingly the sites of humanitarian crises, from natural disasters to conflict and displacement. Through a programme of research, documenting and learning from experience and development of tools and approaches, IIED is working to build the knowledge and capacity to respond of humanitarian actors working in urban areas, and of urban actors facing humanitarian crises.
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Urban Crises Learning Fund