Concept note - International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement

Humanitarian challenges of protracted fragility and conflict-related crises, and the more recent unprecedented refugee movement around the globe underscore the need to break down the barriers between humanitarian and development work. This is essential if the human rights and the wellbeing of children and families everywhere are to be realised. Responsive long-term systems are needed to reach affected vulnerable populations consistently. Acute and extended crises have contributed to population flows which also highlight the need for long-term solutions in countries of destination. Over 65 million individuals were estimated to have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence, or other human rights violations in 2015, representing an increase of almost six million compared to the previous year.

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