Juba, 6th September 2018. UN agencies and partners have renewed commitment to finding and facilitating solutions to internal displacement.
At a high-level event in Juba on Tuesday, a panel of experts and participants have discussed the need to build upon a participatory process for the development of a national law on internal displacement.
The discussion also includes full implementation by national authorities and stakeholders on the participatory process.
The event marked the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement developed under the leadership of Dr Francis Den.
It is widely accepted as being the global standard for protecting and assisting internally displaced people or IDPs.
UN Refugee Agency in South Sudan in collaboration with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management will wrap-up the commemoration on Wednesday.
According to the Agency the number of forcibly displaced people continued to rise throughout last year, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.
By the end of July 2018, an estimated 1.84 million South Sudanese are internally displaced within the country.
While nearly 2.5 million have fled and remained displaced as refugees in neighbouring countries.