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Mapping the Baseline – To What Extent Are Displacement and Other Forms of Human Mobility Integrated in National and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies?


In support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 20152030 and the Nansen Initiative Agenda for the Protection of Cross-border Displaced Persons in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change (hereafter the Protection Agenda), this report maps and reviews the extent to which disaster-related human mobility issues and provisions are included in national and regional Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies. The study was commissioned by the State-led Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) under its 2016-2019 Strategic Framework and Work Plan and in cooperation with the United Nations (UN) Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

This report and its accompanying dataset provide a preliminary baseline for monitoring progress in terms of the integration of displacement and other forms of human mobility in national and regional DRR strategies in line with Target E of the Sendai Framework, which aims to substantially increase the number of national and local DRR strategies adopted and implemented by 2020. A key aim of these strategies is to reduce the number of people affected by disasters (Target B), including people displaced from their homes. The report will also inform engagement by the PDD on developing or revising DRR strategies and the development and piloting of UNISDR Words into Action guidance on “Disaster displacement: How to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience.”


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