What happens when millions of people are forced to leave their own homes due to conflict, violence, development risks, disasters and climate change? Do these millions of people have rights?
The case can be made that internal displacement is the greatest tragedy of our time and that the people being displaced (mostly women and children) are among the most vulnerable of the human family.
What are we going to do to help families caught between warring parties and having to leave their home under relentless bombardments or threat of armed attacks, whose own governments may be responsible for displacing them?
And what about the thousands of people who are residents of poor neighborhoods rendered unsafe and uninhabitable, at least temporarily, by the impacts of weather-related, geophysical or technological hazards?
Join the conversation on this featured podcast with Alexandra Bilak, Director Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.