Protecting Disaster Displaced Persons through better Data and Knowledge on displacement

24 May 2017
13:30 - 14:30
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Platform on Disaster Displacement, Germany, IDMC, IFRC
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

Each year, disasters displace millions of people internally and across borders, creating particular challenges for those affected and the authorities responsible for their protection and assistance. Without addressing this reality, displacement risk will increase, further exacerbated by climate change. Yet many governments feel unprepared. A common challenge is the need for better data and knowledge to inform policy and action to reduce risk and support sustainable solutions. To implement the Sendai Framework, further guidance is required to strengthen displacement data collection and integrate this knowledge in DRR strategies and plans. This side event provides an opportunity to showcase and discuss effective practices at the national and regional level.