Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

IOM’s work on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and environmental degradation contributes to the efforts of Member states to implement the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015 – 2030 by advancing mobility-based strategies in disaster risk reduction and resilience. As Nepal is at high risk of natural disasters, IOM supports the Government of Nepal in its efforts for disaster risk reduction and preparedness such as identification, protection, and management of Open Spaces to be used for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the event of sizable disaster, capacity building of Government of Nepal Agencies and National Security Forces to ensure effective initial emergency response, as well as developing national plans, procedures, and modalities to be used during emergency/recovery phase of large scale disasters in the country.

IOM assumes the role of Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) global cluster lead, and in Nepal, IOM actively co-leads the CCCM Cluster alongside the Department of Urban Development & Building Construction, as the Government lead agency. The cluster was activated for the second time in Nepal in 2015 soon after the Earthquakes.