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Humanitarian leaders encourage protection through dialogue and action.

Abner C
Monday Developments. 2003 Jun 9; 21(10):16.

In a world where there are more than 22 million forcibly displaced persons, increased victimization of civilians during conflicts, and growing social and economic implications of war, issues around the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons demand greater attention, participants at the 2003 InterAction Forum said. In a workshop entitled, "Commitments to Protecting the Displaced: Increasing Stakeholders, Enhancing Accountability," panelists emphasized that protection of displaced populations must include physical as well as legal protection, and cannot be achieved by a single agency. (excerpt)

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