NRC welcomes you to the half-day conference "Behind borders and walls: ensuring internally displaced people are not left behind".
Not since World War Two have more people been forced to flee conflict and disaster. But while the global community focuses on asylum policies and border control, a critical aspect of the global displacement crisis remains overlooked. The number of families fleeing their homes and seeking refuge within their own countries remains persistently high and for many life-saving assistance and protection are insufficient and out of reach.
This year's displacement conference will highlight the plight of those who flee without crossing international borders in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Colombia, Afghanistan, Nigeria and South Sudan. Panellists will explore the obstacles that hinder access to assistance and protection for internally displaced people – waning attention, insufficient operational responses, and weak institutional protection frameworks – and seek opportunities to better boost national capacities and addressing gaps.
Experienced field workers, practitioners and decision-makers will convene in two panel sessions, and we invite the wider audience to engage in the discussions.
A detailed agenda can be found here
We look forward to seeing you in Oslo on 24 April.
If you can’t make the conference but still wish to attend, you can watch the event live on Facebook.
Sadiya, a displaced businesswoman
In 2014, Boko Haram insurgents attacked and occupied Sadiya’s hometown in Nigeria. They killed many people and took others as hostages. Terrified, Sadiya waited until nightfall before fleeing with her husband and children. They never returned.
Afghans fleeing conflict face worsening hunger
Drought has affected two out of three provinces in Afghanistan, with displaced families in the North and West regions particularly at risk.