Forced displacement is rarely a temporary phenomenon. Many people live in precarious situations for years, or even decades, after becoming displaced.
Protracted displacement situations in countries such as South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Chad are often neglected. Limited media attention often results in little funding to help those who have been living in displacement for years.
People living in protracted displacement are exceptionally vulnerable. They often experience protection challenges and restrictions on their rights. Many lack employment opportunities, access to education and to other services, and their freedom of movement may be restricted.
We must not forget people living in protracted displacement.
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