On 21-22 June, the Brookings-Bern Project and UNHCR convened a meeting to discuss situations of protracted internal displacement in Geneva. This was the first time a meeting had been organized specifically on long-term IDP situations. During the meeting, discussions focused on the particular protection needs of IDPs in protracted IDP situations, the differences between protracted refugee and IDP situations and on the many gaps in our understanding of protracted IDP situations. Participants included representatives from the UN, other international organizations, NGOs, and academic researchers.
A Brookings report using NSSO data has shown that 15 per cent of Indians now have some form of health insurance compared to 1 per cent in 2004. Also, while nearly 62 per cent in Andhra Pradesh are covered, less than 5 per cent of people in UP have health insurance.