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Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters

Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters
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Displacement is one of the main ways in which disasters affect people and is exacerbated by the adverse impacts of climate change. Between 2012-2021, an average of 23 million persons were displaced by disasters annually. In the years to come these figures are anticipated to continue to expand as more vulnerable people will face more severe and frequent hazards in the context of climate change. A whole-of-society approach is required to meaningfully address this reality. 
The event will provide an opportunity to learn about effective practices and approaches that DRR practitioners and governments adopt, in different contexts, to avert, minimize and address disaster displacement. ---The objectives of the session are to:
  • Promote the inclusion of human mobility within broader DRR concepts, policies and programming inclusive of early warning systems to prevent and prepare for disaster displacement.
  • Raise awareness around the impacts of climate change and disasters on human mobility.
  • Highlight ongoing efforts to improve data on disaster impacts by capturing displacement, its impacts and relevant measures to address human mobility in disaster contexts while linking community and national level efforts to global disaster loss accounting.