A state-led initiative working towards better protection for people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and climate change.
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.
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 will build partnerships between policymakers, practitioners and researchers and constitute a multi-stakeholder forum for dialogue, information sharing as well as policy and normative development.
Geneva, Switzerland 13-17 May 2019 – Disaster Displacement will be a prominent topic at the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP19), notably addressed in a working session on disaster displacement and DRR and a side event on the human faces…
This study, commissioned by PDD, considers the potential for free movement agreements in Africa to address these protection needs, through: access to territory, status and rights during stay, and opportunities for lasting solutions.
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