A new GNDR project aims to protect lives, livelihoods and assets for displaced people in urban areas.
Funded by USAID, the Making Displacement Safer project will conduct research on the direct experiences of displacement, as well as successful local solutions and advocacy campaigns.
So far GNDR members implementing the initiative have interviewed nearly 5,000 displaced persons in 11 countries. 70% of interviewees are still affected by disasters, and in some cases years have passed since the initial event that caused them to leave their home.
There is a clear lack of basic services such as food, water, education and health. Displaced people remain incredibly vulnerable, often living on the outskirts of cities in formal settlements without secure work, homes or health and social services.
Around the world over 80 million people were forcibly displaced by the end of 2020. And on average, people are displaced for a duration of 20 years.