A new IFRC report titled “Alone and Unsafe: Children, migration, and sexual and gender-based violence” details the elevated risk of sexual violence for unaccompanied and separated migrant children at every stage of their migratory path. The number of children migrating alone, the report estimates, included more than 300,000 in 2017 – a substantial increase over […]
Research suggests that the perception of a threat, high levels of self-efficacy, and high levels of social connectedness and trust may facilitate engagement in preparatory behaviours for severe weather events. To identify the psychosocial determinants of preparatory behaviours in cyclone- and flood-prone communities, a questionnaire was completed by 275 (103 males, 169 females, three not
This study examines the institutional networks required to link processes of community-level deliberation to city and national level processes of decision-making and implementation, in the context of urban governance, community development and climate change. In 2010, the Philippine government introduced a resettlement programme to remove all informal settlers living along vulnerable waterways in Metro Manila.
Environmental and climatic factors not only account for migration to Morocco from sub-Saharan Africa, but also for movements out of and within the country, especially to the major coastal cities. With the severe impacts of climate change expected to rise in intensity in the coming decades, sudden-onset events, such as floods and storms, as well
In 2012 ACAPS launched the Global Emergency Overview (GEO). Since then, we have provided a weekly global overview of humanitarian crises. The Crisis Overview 2015: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2016 is the first attempt to use the three years of data we have gathered for the GEO to identify long-term trends in humanitarian needs and build scenarios
This guide is a practical training resource aimed at Y Care International project staff and partners to aid youth-led advocacy activities for disaster risk reduction (DRR). The guide is divided into the seven steps of the advocacy cycle, and is designed to be read either as a whole or by individual step, depending on need.
The report presents a comprehensive post disaster needs assessment exercise, launched simultaneously with response and relief efforts at the request of the Government of Nepal, with the objective to estimate damages and losses caused by the earthquake and to help identify recovery needs as well as strategy required for its implementation. The assessment exercise was
Drawing on the rights-based approach laid out in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Framework on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IASC Framework) and reflected in many of the Philippines’ own domestic standards, this report analyses efforts to resolve the displacement crisis generated by Typhoon Haiyan. According to the IASC Framework, durable solutions (whether return, local
This paper was prepared as an input to the fourth Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR). The GAR reports biannually on global progress, trends, and challenges in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR). It also serves as an instrument to monitor and document progress made by signatory countries towards the implementation of
The urban poor from several cities, including Mexico City, Jakarta and Sao Paolo, face challenges due to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. – World Bank, 2011