The Compendium of IOM’s Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience presents the state of the art approach to mobility and disaster to practitioners and policy-makers in the risk reduction and migration community. The analysis is based on IOM’s extensive achievements in the field: 257 disaster-related projects in 31 countries from early 2009 to early 2013 for a total over USD 720 million, supporting at least 23 million individuals exposed to, or affected by, natural hazards.
The Compendium is a timely contribution to the evolution of the Disaster Risk Reduction framework, in particular to the ongoing negotiations for a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in 2015. It demonstrates how moving influences the vulnerability and resilience of people and communities, and provides innovative solutions to comprehensively address challenges related to disaster risk and mobility. IOM implements programs to support communities and people at risk in collaboration with national and local authorities, as well as with international and non-governmental partners in the development and humanitarian community.
Over the last 5 years disasters displaced over 140 million people, which contributed to jeopardizing hard won development gains of societies all around the world. The urgency of working with practitioners and policy-makers to tackle the root causes of mobility and vulnerability is becoming obvious. For IOM and its partners ensuring proper understanding of the disaster and mobility nexus will help taking the next step towards safer and more resilient societies.