internal displacement

Leaving no one behind: Internal displacement and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

 
As UN member states adopt the new global Sustainable Development Goals, IDMC sets out why internal displacement is a development concern, and how particular attention to IDPs will do much to ensure highly vulnerable populations are not left behind. With tens of millions of people displaced each year by conflict, disasters and development projects, this includes the need to:
 
1. Support durable solutions to displacement 
2. Pay particular attention to people facing the debilitating impacts of long-term and/or repeated displacement 
3. Ensure that development projects minimise displacement and protect people who are displaced from impoverishment and marginalisation
4. Improve national data collection and develop indicators on internal displacement to ensure resources allocated where they are most needed.
 
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Climate change and displacement - Forced Migration Review

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In response to growing pressures on landscapes and livelihoods, people are moving, communities are adapting. This issue of FMR debates the numbers, the definitions and the modalities – and the tension between the need for research and the need to act. Thirty-eight articles by UN, academic, international and local actors explore the extent of the potential displacement crisis, community adaptation and coping strategies, and the search for solutions.

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