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Literature review on the impacts of internal displacement on persons with disabilities

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre / Norwegian Refugee Council

27 Jul 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
27 Jul 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
IDMC is conducting research on the impacts of internal displacement on persons with disabilities. Our objective is to better understand the specific needs and resources of internally displaced persons with disabilities and identify policies and support options to best respond to the impacts, challenges and opportunities they face. A small team of volunteers will help IDMC identify and analyse existing publications on this issue to feed into IDMC’s research on this topic. Volunteers will receive clear guidance on the task before hand as well as ongoing support from an IDMC researcher throughout the project. The selected volunteers will receive a certificate of completion at the end of this mission.
Public information and reporting
IDMC’s mandate is to monitor internal displacement around the world and investigate the causes, impacts and patterns of displacement in various settings, such as conflicts or disasters. In 2019, IDMC embarked on a research programme to investigate the differentiated impacts of internal displacement on specific groups of people, including women, children and people with disabilities. This project will contribute to this research by focusing on the effects of displacement on persons with disabilities. Discrimination and barriers in accessing information and services before and during displacement may amplify the challenges and risks experienced by persons with disabilities and hinder their ability to find durable solutions. Volunteers will identify sources of information such as publications by intergovernmental organisations, civil society, governments or academia. They will then extract useful information and integrate them in a consolidated database.
Volunteers: 4 needed
6-10 hours per week / 4 weeks
Volunteers should have demonstrated strong research and analytical skills. Interest in forced displacement and migration is key to achieve results in this project. Prior experience in research and analysis or in relation to development, humanitarian work or displacement is highly appreciated. Volunteers should have excellent command of the English language. Knowledge of French, Spanish or other languages will be helpful to expand research beyond English literature.
English, French, Spanish

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