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Internal Displacement: A Global Overview

Chatham House, London


Sir John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Elisabeth Rasmusson, Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Regional and Security Studies; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House


This event will mark the launch of Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2009 by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council. This is an annual summary of the humanitarian and human rights situations of people internally displaced by conflict and violence. The speakers will present analyses of displacement situations and then discuss challenges and opportunities facing governments and organizations trying to address these.

This meeting has been rescheduled from its original date of Tuesday 18 May.