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IDPs in Host Families and Host Communities. Assistance for Hosting Arrangements

This study examines cases where UNHCR and other humanitarian actors have implemented programmes to support hosting, both in individual families and host communities, with a view to sharing experiences and learning for future programmes. Examples of assistance methods examined in this study cover different displacement contexts and phases. Overall, the study shows that it is possible to support hosting situations but that doing so may be more complex and time-consuming than assisting IDPs in camps. It is important to recognize that in some cases, camps may provide greater protection from violence and abuse. The aim should be to respect how IDPs choose to cope with their displacement and to support their choices where possible.

DAVIES, A. (2012): IDPs in Host Families and Host Communities. Assistance for Hosting Arrangements. Geneva: United Nations High Commission for Refugees URL [Accessed: 07.11.2016]