Handbook on the protection of IDPs

The speaker introduced the 'Handbook on the Protection of IDPs' (Inter-agency, forthcoming) and requested feedback from participants regarding the Action Sheet on Shelter and Physical Planning.

Following the session, he provided feedback to the plenary. The outcome of the session was that participants were keen to avoid repetition with existing agency guidelines, and that means facilitating access to other guidance without reproducing it should be explored. A desire was also expressed to provide guidance useful to all stakeholders, not just protection specialists, although it was acknowledged that this can also have pitfalls.