The international community is at a critical juncture in its endeavor to address displacement. The challenges are complex and multifaceted. As the global lead on disaster displacement management in the UN humanitarian coordination system (Camp Coordination and Camp Management – CCCM), and through its support to States, IOM has played a crucial role in establishing coherence and engagement with key processes that aim to improve the way displacement can be addressed. These include the Secretary-General Action Agenda on Internal Displacement, the Mid-Term Review of Sendai Framework and the UNFCCC COP Decisions and constituted bodies, such as the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage (WIM) and its Task Force on Displacement (TFD) of which IOM is a designated expert member.
To ensure coherence and engagement within IOM, various IOM divisions, including PRD-CCCM, Emergency Preparedness, Transition and Recovery, Shelter and Settlements and Migration, Environment Climate Change and Risk Reduction (MECR), decided to develop a joint activity that aims to roll out a new institutional approach workshop titled 'Comprehensive Approaches to Disaster Displacement.' Thanks to the support of IOM's Regional Offices, the workshops seek to be held in each IOM region to feature country offices and leverage IOM's significant risk reduction, climate change adaptation, emergency preparedness, CCCM , and other sectoral interventions inclusive of protection/GBV, health, and durable solutions programming towards achieving more coherent, integrated approaches to address disaster displacement and other forms of climate change induced human mobility. These workshops also aim to facilitate networking between missions, conceptualizing new integrated programming types, and providing updated information on global resource mobilization and partnerships.
More information about IOM's comprehensive approach to disaster displacement can be found here.
Asia-Pacific Workshop (February 2023)
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MENA Workshop (September 2023)
From 11-14 September 2023, the workshop gathered more than 15 IOM Country Offices, including from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Qatar, Tunisia and Yemen.