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Making Displacement Safer: Locally-led DRR Solutions for Displaced Populations in Urban Areas



Team Leader :

Dr. Saut Sagala

 

Team Member :

Dana AzhariMedhiansyah Putra, Sakti Herliansyah

 

Location :

Garut, Indonesia

 

Source of Funding :

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

 

More than 55% of the world’s population live in urban areas, of which nearly 25% live in informal urban settlements – caused by unprecedented population growth or urban migration, lack of affordable housing, low-income levels, marginalization, and displacement. Globally over 70 million people have been forced to leave their homes and places of habitual residence, to become internally displaced people (IDPs), refugees, and asylum seekers because of climate change, disasters and conflict. It is estimated that about 60% to 80% of people who are displaced, especially IPDs, end up in urban informal settlements.
 

The range of disaster loss experienced by displaced populations exceeds others. They not only stand to lose all their assets but also end up losing their houses altogether, because of which they are once again displaced to a new location, which causes a loss of livelihood. Because they are not accounted for within mainstream DRR planning and implementation, they are deprived of their basic needs during a disaster response. The cycle of vulnerability therefore continues, challenging the fundamental principle of “leave no one behind”.

 

Aims and Objectives:
Aims: To contribute to the substantial reduction of disaster risk losses in lives, livelihoods, and assets for displaced populations in urban areas

Objectives:
- 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 institutionalized in national and international systems

Methodology:
11 members in 11 countries have been selected to further understand disaster risk challenges for displaced urban populations, create innovative solutions, and work with GNDR to institutionalize support systems:
● CEPO, South Sudan
● Manadisaster Organisation, Rwanda
● CDHD, Republic of Congo
● IID, Iraq
● ONG DEMI-E, Niger
● Voices of South Bangladesh, Bangladesh
● NSET, Nepal
● RDI, Indonesia
● Janathakshan, Sri Lanka
● CASM, Honduras
● FUNDALPRODESE, El Salvador

In Indonesia, the study scope is located in the Garut Regency, West Java, Indonesia. There is 10 displacement location, however in these project RDI focus on two displacement locations: Huntap Babakan Carik & Cigadog.

Outcome One: An increased understanding of the unique disaster risk challenges for displaced populations in urban areas
To achieve this outcome, the following is planned:
● Stakeholder mapping at the community and national level
● “Views from the Frontline Lite” to be conducted with local actors
● Capacity gap assessment to be completed
● “Upload your challenge” global submission
● Inception Report

Outcome Two: An increased number of innovative approaches for reducing the vulnerability of displaced populations in urban areas
To achieve this outcome, the following is planned:
● Submission of case studies from membership
● Evaluation of existing community projects and tools
● Formation of partnerships with universities and others
● Capacity strengthening for local actors involved
● Joint identification of root causes and subsequent new solutions through “Urban Living Labs”
● Pilot approaches tested, implemented, and evaluated

Outcome Three: The approaches and stakeholder roles for reducing vulnerabilities of displaced populations in urban areas are institutionalized in national and international systems.  To achieve this outcome, the following is planned:
● Stakeholder mapping at the global level
● Roundtable between international actors
● Development of a ‘Cookbook’ and other resources
● Advocacy initiatives at regional and international levels
● Establishing an ‘Innovation Solution Bank’

Last updated 01 Jul 2022 16:11 pm


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