Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

This handbook provides operational guidance and tools to support effective protection
responses in situations of internal displacement.

Specifically, the Handbook seeks to:
1.ensure staff members are familiar with the core concepts, principles and international
legal standards that form the framework for protection work;
2.assist staff in operationalizing these concepts, principles and legal standards and in
carrying out their protection responsibilities;
3.improve understanding of the particular protection risks faced by internally displaced women, men, boys and girls of various backgrounds;
4.provide guidance on how to prevent and respond to the protection risks faced by IDPs through a range of different activities;
5.enhance staff skills for carrying out protection work; and
6.promote a consistent and well-coordinated protection response in different operations.