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Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

IOM Agency Mandate on DRR:
An average of 25.4 million people are displaced every year by natural hazards, which are expected to increase in severity and frequency as a result of climate change and environmental stress. In support of its global mandate on human mobility, IOM maintains a commitment to supporting its Member States to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. IOM brings a unique perspective to this global agenda, with displacement being a core consequence of disasters, but also given that mobility, when well-managed, can be an important tool for people to reduce risk and build resilience. Working across the humanitarian-development continuum, IOM’s programming on disaster risk reduction (DRR) supports States to: i) reduce disaster-induced displacement through strengthened prevention and preparedness, ii) mitigate the impacts of displacement through rapid, effective and risk-informed response, iii) promote resilience and durable solutions to displacement by building back better in recovery and reconstruction; and, iv) expand and strengthen partnerships to support integration of mobility perspectives in country-level DRR efforts.

IOM Offer of Services to Countries and UNCTs through the CADRI Partnership: Taking into account the projectized nature of IOM and its worldwide presence and portfolio of activities, IOM can offer its expertise to Countries and UNCTs through the CADRI Partnership. To support the delivery of CADRI services to countries and UNCTs, IOM through its on-going projects has DRR and climate change adaptation specialists based in its nine regional offices throughout the world. In particular, this expertise can contribute to national capacity assessments on DRR, with a focus on assessing how mobility perspectives are integrated in key national strategies and plans relevant to reducing disaster and climate risk. Additionally, IOM expertise includes support to formulating or updating national DRR policies and strategies, as well as conducting assessments of programme opportunities for the resettlement of communities exposed to continued risk, in line with international principles and guidelines on planned relocation. As the global lead of the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster in disaster contexts, IOM has personnel engaged in responses with expertise on preparedness for CCCM, including planning for mass evacuation based on the Comprehensive Guide for Planning Mass Evacuations in Natural Disasters (“the MEND Guide”). Additional IOM areas of expertise include support to the development of disaster information management and displacement tracking systems, and, as one of the largest humanitarian shelter providers globally, advisory services on “building back better” strategies in post-disaster housing and infrastructure rehabilitation settings. IOM additionally supports capacity-building initiatives for governments on the linkages between migration, environment and climate change, and on the inclusion of migrants in national DRR and disaster preparedness policy in line with internationally recognized guidelines produced by the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative.

 

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