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Identifying IDPs in Palestine: New thinking on monitoring internal displacement in the West Bank
September 2015

This report analyses the different monitoring and data collection tools currently being used by a range of international humanitarian organisations in the West Bank. The research found these tools to be limited as they focus on prevention rather than what happens during displacement, they have a narrow geographical focus on areas under Israeli administration, they only monitor displacement for up to 90 days and ignore the many other triggers of displacement.

Our research found that current monitoring tools contribute towards the prevention of displacement. However, overall, they do not provide the data needed to facilitate a comprehensive response to IDPs’ needs. The findings point to the need to establish a unified monitoring system bringing together all stakeholders, including Palestinian local authorities, that addresses all the triggers of displacement, extends the geographical scope to the areas of refuge including those under Palestinian control and over the whole duration of displacement.

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