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Climate and disaster displacement: The Importance of Disaster Law and Policy – Factsheet

This fact sheet provides an overview and recommendations on the importance of Disaster Law and Policy for addressing displacement in the context of disasters and climate change.

This fact sheet is based on the new IFRC Disaster Law Checklist on Law and Disaster Preparedness and Response and accompanying Synthesis Report.

Effectively addressing displacement requires investments in understanding and identifying risks, reducing vulnerability and exposure, and ensuring that governance frameworks are fit for purpose. This requires not only a whole of government, but whole of society approach, with active participation from communities and local actors at all stages. Disaster Law and Policy is an integral, but often under-explored, aspect of the integrated approach necessary to addressing climate displacement including planned relocations.

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