This briefing paper provides policy-makers, agencies, civil society and other stakeholders with a summary of how displacement is positioned in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) as a critical issue for reducing disaster risk.
After almost six years after the “Great East Japan Earthquake” disaster that struck Japan on 11 March 2011, recovery continues for approximately 134,000 evacuees who remain displaced.
IDMC's new briefing paper explains how the need to ratchet up efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change is made ever more urgent by the millions of people being displaced from their homes year by climate-related disasters.
As UN member states commit to the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, this paper sets out the specific challenges facing people internally displaced to and within urban areas and related recommendations to ensure they benefit from the implementation of the agenda and are not ‘left behind’.
The GRID 2016 report covers internal displacement caused by conflict and sudden-onset disasters. In addition it also explores displacement currently "off the grid", such as that caused by criminal and gang violence, slow-onset disasters like drought, and development projects.
The UNHCR High Commissioner's dialogue 16-17 December 2015 presents a unique opportunity to encourage political actors, development experts, human rights advocates, data specialists and many others to inform responses to displacement upon sound analysis and understanding of the underlying drivers of displacement. IDMC's new briefing paper can help all re-think displacement in the context of today's crises.
As COP21 gets underway the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility, including IDMC, has produced a set of recommendations to government delegates. The aim is to influence the final version of the Climate Change Agreement that the world's nations are set to sign up to when the conference culminates.
Recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility to delegates negotiating in Bonn this week ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris.
IDMC's report explores the challenges in terms of providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.
IDMC's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
IDMC's report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.
Using an innovative methodology, IDMC calculates the risk of being displaced by disasters in South-East Asia and China—and how this risk is increasing.