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Joint NGO Statement March 2017: IGAD Heads of State Special Summit on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees

Fri 24 Mar, 2017

The membership of the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS), Somalia NGO Consortium and the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) welcome the Special Summit of the IGAD Heads of State on Durable Solutions for Somali refugees taking place on the 25th March, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. This Summit and its expected Compr...


World Bank February 2017 Stocktaking of Global Forced Displacement Data

Fri 17 Mar, 2017

Large amounts of data on forced displacement are collected and disseminated each year and used to inform policy and programming by humanitarian and development actors. However, not all of these data are credible or complete, and there are significant gaps in the data required for longer-term development planning. This ...


ReDSS one-pager on responsibility sharing and resettlement of refugees

Mon 06 Mar, 2017

There are currently over 21 million refugees worldwide, with 86% of this total hosted in low and middle income countries in Africa, Middle East and South Asia and the majority living in protracted displacement for an average of 17 years. 8 % of the global refugee population is in need of resettlement. However, less tha...


ReDSS one-pager on pre-famine conditions return and displacement in Somalia

Mon 20 Feb, 2017

Drought turning into famine means a massive displacement crisis in the making with influx of refugees and IDPs on the top of an already dire situation with more than a 1 million IDPs and almost 1 million refugees. And contrary to 2011, Dadaab refugee camp will not be an option for affected populations to seek refuge. T...


Local Integration Focus: Lower Juba Region Lower Juba Region Durable Solutions Framework

Thu 12 Jan, 2017

ReDSS and its partners are developing District based Solutions Analyses for displacement affected communities in Somalia using the ReDSS Solutions framework to inform safe and dignified (re)integration programing in Lower Juba (Kismayo), Bay (Baidoa) and Benadir (Mogadishu). These three locations represent the main are...


IRC/ReDSS December 2016: What can be done to promote, support and facilitate solution process in the early stages of displacement?

Fri 09 Dec, 2016

Current studies and literature have argued that strategies for solutions should start at the onset of displacement. Solutions planning is most commonly initiated after displacement becomes protracted, by which point refugees are often dependent on humanitarian assistance. Given the unlikelihood of return or resettlemen...

ReDSS is a member of the Solutions Alliance

The Solutions Alliance is a Global Initiative to unlock protracted displacement situations and support governments with displacements. The Solutions Alliance is chaired by UNHCR, UNDP, Danida, the government of Columbia and IRC with DRC as the global secretariat.  

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