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close this bookDisplaced Persons in Civil Conflict - 1st edition (DHA/UNDRO - DMTP - UNDP, 1991, 52 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction
close this folderIntroduction
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View the documentOverview of the problem
View the documentDefinitions
View the documentReasons for concern
close this folderPart 1: Civil Conflict and Displacement
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View the documentThe causes of conflict
View the documentPressure points and how to identify them
View the documentTriggering events of displacement
View the documentGroups most likely to flee
View the documentTypes of migration
View the documentPatterns of migration
View the documentPhases of displacement
View the documentSecondary displacement
View the documentMigration as a pressure-relief mechanism
View the documentSettlement patterns
close this folderPart 2: Assistance
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View the documentProtection and security
View the documentAssistance and relief needs
View the documentVulnerable groups
View the documentImmediate needs after cessation of conflict
View the documentAfter-effects of conflict
View the documentPreparing for reconstruction
close this folderPart 3: Operational considerations
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View the documentPolitical constraints
View the documentLogistical difficulties
View the document''Structural'' problems
View the documentReaching people in conflict zones
View the documentAvoiding pacification
View the documentSetting priorities
View the documentStrengthening counterpart organizations
close this folderPart 4: Issues in dealing with the host country
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View the documentHuman rights violations
View the documentThe role of the government in assistance programs
View the documentRelocation of the displaced
View the documentRegistration of displaced persons
View the documentHostility of the government to international agencies
View the documentTravel restrictions
close this folderPart 5: International organizations
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View the documentRoles of UN organizations
View the documentRoles of other organizations
View the documentGLOSSARY


This part of the module provides insights into the problems associated with the implementation of assistance programs for displaced persons. Some of these are:

· political and logistical constraints
· constraints of the international aid "system"
· inaccessibility of displaces
· pacification schemes
· safety of relief teams in conflict zones

This part also provides guidance in strengthening counterpart organizations.