The world is confronted with the largest and most complex forced displacement of populations since the Second World War. Armed conflicts and communal tensions have displaced more than 60 million civilians, both within their own countries and across international borders. Natural disasters have also fuelled this displacement crisis. Among the displaced civilian population, IDPs constitute the largest group of population with humanitarian needs. IDPs are defined as

persons or group of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or humanmade disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized border.1