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A Report on the Internally Displaced People

A Report on the Internally Displaced People

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Among all the miseries Syrians are going through, being internally displaced might be the worst.
Unlike those who ed to Syria’s neighboring countries, the internally displaced people are in daily danger of death because those eeing to rural areas from towns and cities are often no safer there -
the regime forces continuously target the area around Aleppo with barrel bombs, for instance.
Whatever the cause of displacement, citizens who ee their country are “legally” supposed to be un-
der the protection of their government, even if this government was the cause of their displacement; they should have all the rights due to national citizens including the right to protection, according to Human Rights Laws and the International Human Law.
Internally displaced people aren’t specically included in the mandate of the
United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR) yet it does, in view of its experience with refugees, provide shelter for millions of internally displaced people and supervise their basic needs. Internally displaced people are high on the agenda of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which clearly distinguishes between refugees and internally displaced people, the latter
 being dened as people who have ed their homes for some reason but not crossed internationally
recognized state borders.International Humanitarian Law provides for protecting civilians during their displacement, provid
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ed they do not participate directly in the hostilities. It also provides for the access of humanitarian
relief and assistance organizations to the internally displaced people, requiring the “parties” of the conict to ensure relief supplies reach these people.
Summary
The outrageous human rights violations, war crimes and the crimes against humanity to which Syrian citizens are being exposed, while the killing machine of the Syrian regime forces continues claiming the lives of dozens of civilians in daily massacres, makes the tragedy of internally displaced people
one of the biggest problems arising from Syria’s conict. Conrming the scary indications of many
international reports, the UNHRC estimated more than 4.25 million people to have been internally
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