Guidance Words Into Action – Disaster Displacement

As part of the Platform on Disaster Displacement’s efforts to ensure that future disaster risk reduction strategies include disaster displacement risk, the NRC led a collaborative process to develop the new Words into Action guidance on Disaster Displacement. The German Federal Foreign Office, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), UNDRR, UN Migration Agency (IOM), and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) were members of the working group. Support for the development of the guide and its implementation at the national level has been generously provided by the Governments of Germany, Norway and Switzerland.

PDD is a state-led initiative that seeks to implement the recommendations of the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda, which offers States a toolbox to better prevent, prepare for and respond to disaster displacement situations when people are forced to find refuge within their own countries or across an international border. To learn more about PDD and the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda, please visit:

The guide focuses on how to reduce risk associated with displacement, address impacts and strengthen resilience. It also highlights the various roles DRR and DRM can play in reducing, preparing for and responding to disaster displacement. In addition, it relates to critical protection standards and principles to promote protection in disaster prevention and response.

Follow the link to read the guidance