GNDR is a member-led global network of civil society organisations for disaster reduction. We have more than 1,800 members across 130 countries. Our vision is a world in which everyone works together to strengthen the resilience of people most at risk and prevent hazards from becoming disasters.
GNDR is currently implementing the USAID BHA funded programme Making Displacement Safer: Locally led DDR Solutions to Challenges Faced by Displaced Communities Living in Urban Areas. The aim of the project is to contribute to the substantial reduction of disaster risk losses in lives, livelihoods and assets for displaced populations in urban areas.
Knowing that the range of disaster loss experienced by displaced populations exceeds others, the programme aimed to address needs of the disaster displaced and the cycle of vulnerability that often characterised their lives. Specific challenges include, but are not limited to, weak governance systems, urbanisation, ongoing disaster risk, and being left behind.
Implemented in 11 countries, the intended outcomes of Making Displacement Safer were:
- An increased understanding of the unique disaster risk challenges for displaced populations in urban areas
- An increased number of innovative approaches for reducing the vulnerability of displaced populations in urban areas
- The approaches and stakeholder roles for reducing vulnerabilities of displaced populations in urban areas are institutionalised in national and international systems