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Disaster displacement

Disaster induced displacement, including the adverse effects of climate change, is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of the 21st century. The importance of addressing disaster displacement is increasingly recognized in a range of legal and policy frameworks at the national, regional and global levels. These emphasize the need for an integrated and cross-sectoral approach, spanning disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation, humanitarian assistance, human rights and refugee protection, and development initiatives. 

This brief outlines the existing and potential links between forecast-based financing (FbF) and disaster displacement. It concludes with practical recommendations on how FbF can be adapted to further reduce the humanitarian impacts of disaster displacement.

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