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The Context

Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes because of floods, tropical storms, droughts, glacier melting, earthquakes and other natural hazards. Many find refuge within their own country, but some have to move abroad. Scientists warn that climate change is projected to increase displacement in the future. Large-scale displacements have devastating effects on people. They create complex challenges that call for urgent partnerships and action beyond traditional silos.

Our Response

The objective of the Platform on Disaster Displacement is to follow-up on the work started by the Nansen Initiative, and to implement the recommendations of the Protection Agenda, a toolbox to better prevent and prepare for displacement  and to respond to situations when people are forced to find refuge, within their own country or across the border. The Platform builds partnerships between policymakers, practitioners and researchers and constitute a multi-stakeholder forum for dialogue, information sharing as well as policy and normative development. It is led by France and Fiji.

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France takes over the Chairmanship of the Platform on Disaster Displacement

France takes over the Chairmanship of the Platform on Disaster Displacement

Geneva, Switzerland, 1 July 2019 – The Government of Bangladesh held its last Steering Group meeting as Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and passed on the baton to its Vice-Chair, the Government of France, to lead PDD until December 2020.

Interview: Deciding whether to migrate and where to go

Interview: Deciding whether to migrate and where to go

Climate-induced migration has been a focus of political and public discussion for quite some time. Law professor Walter Kaelin has campaigned for years to get it onto the international agenda.

Words into Action guidelines – Disaster displacement: How to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience

Words into Action guidelines – Disaster displacement: How to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience

This Words into Action guide offers practical guidance to help government authorities integrate disaster displacement and other related forms of human mobility into regional, national, sub-national and local DRR strategies.

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