Worldwide, there are an estimated 79.5 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes and are living in camps, camp-like settings or informal settlements. These settlements include planned camps put in place by national governments or international agencies; self-settled camps developed by affected populations; transit camps used by people travelling through a country or region, and collective centres where an existing building is repurposed. Populations in camps and camp-like settings can typically be defined as refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), asylum seekers, stateless people, and/or people in refugee-like situations.
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Author: Lauren D’Mello Guyett
Review: Miriam Harter, Nada Abdelmagid, Tara Vernon, Bruce Spires
Last update: 11.8.2020