Briefing Paper - Positioned for action: Displacement in the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction

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Key messages

  • The SFDRR provides multiple hooks for policy and action to address displacement as a major human consequence and driver of disaster risk

  • Integrating displacement in DRR policy and measures will promote policy coherence across multiple ministry or agency mandates and other global agendas where disaster-related displacement is also recognized as a key challenge, including the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Agenda for Humanity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Disaster displacement is a reality for most of the governments who have adopted the SFDRR; systematic collection, management and access to good quality displacement data is needed to translate commitments into action

  • The inclusion of displacement in national DRR indicators and disaster loss databases is needed for evidence-based policy that gives priority to reaching people who are vulnerable and at risk of being left behind