The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/182 and Human Rights Council resolution 41/15.
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur seeks to highlight the situation of internally displaced children who are suffering and dying because of the lack of rapid and appropriate responses to their specific needs and protection concerns and the lack of capacity and resources to fill protection gaps on the part of humanitarian actors. She calls for renewed attention on improving the protection of internally displaced children, with a focus on concrete outcomes.
In the report, the Special Rapporteur notes that "certain groups or categories of internally displaced children can be especially at risk, such as unaccompanied, separated and orphaned children, street children, children with physical and mental disabilities, those who suffered severe trauma and children associated with armed forces or armed groups. The particular risks encountered also vary depending on the displacement context." The report addresses the needs and vulnerabilities of these children.