Disaster Risk Reduction
The thematic report presents the first baseline for displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters in the countries of the Greater Horn of Africa with the ultimate aim of reducing future displacement risk. As sudden-onset natural hazards, primarily floods, caused more than 600,000 new displacements in 2016 in the Greater Horn of Africa, this report is very timely.
This Toolbox is intended to complement the Guidance for Protecting People from Disasters and Environmental Change through Planned Relocations, which was developed by UNHCR, the Brookings Institution and Georgetown University through a series of multi-stakeholder meetings between 2011 and 2015.
In the summer of 2015, Myanmar experienced massive floods and associated landslides that affected nine million people. Since then, the country has seen dramatic political change, while confronting a litany of ongoing humanitarian crises. As the government strives to juggle humanitarian needs with longer-term development issues, it must confront its extreme vulnerability to disasters and climate change.