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Migration and Home Affairs

internally displaced person


A person or groups of persons who has 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 generalised violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognised State border.


Art. 2 of UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, 1998


  • BG: вътрешно разселено лице
  • CS: vnitřně vysídlená osoba
  • DE: Binnenvertriebener
  • EL: εσωτερικώς εκτοπισθείς
  • EN: internally displaced person
  • ES: población desplazada internamente
  • ET: riigisiseselt ümberasustatud isik / riigisisene põgenik
  • FI: maan sisällä siirtymään joutunut henkilö / maan sisäinen pakolainen
  • FR: personne déplacée à l’intérieur de son propre pays
  • GA: duine easáitithe de thír
  • HU: belső menekült
  • IT: sfollato interno
  • LT: viduje perkeltasis asmuo
  • LV: iekšzemē pārvietota persona
  • MT: Persuna sfollata internament / f’pajjiżha stess
  • NL: in eigen land ontheemd persoon
  • PL: osoba przesiedlona wewnętrznie
  • PT: deslocado interno
  • RO: persoană strămutată în interiorul țării / persoană strămutată intern
  • SK: vnútorne vysídlená osoba
  • SL: notranje razseljena oseba
  • SV: internflykting
  • NO: internt fordrevet person (b); internt fordriven person (n)
  • KA: (ქვეყნის შიგნით) იძულებით გადაადგილებული პირი
  • UK: внутрішньо переміщена особа


  • IDP

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For more information, see the website of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) .