IDPs who have achieved a durable solution should enjoy physical safety and security on the basis of effective protection by national and local authorities without discrimination. This includes protection from the threats that caused the initial displacement or may cause renewed displacement. The protection of IDPs who have achieved a durable solution must not be less effective than the protection provided to populations in areas of the country not affected by displacement.
Safety and security related indicators should be collected at the individual level as perceptions and experiences of safety and security vary between individuals depending on their sex, age and other diversity characteristics (including ethnicity, language, religious or political affiliation, and location depending on context).
Due to the potential sensitivity of information on safety and security experiences and perceptions, qualitative data collection can complement the quantitative data, by focusing on community level information (examined through the lens of sex, age and other relevant diversity characteristics). Macro-level information on the broader safety and security situation, conflict analysis, disaster risk assessments and climate change forecasts, when relevant, should be included in the analysis to complement the reported incidents and perceptions.