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Migrants working with megacities on disaster risk reduction

Urban development must always come with disaster and climate risk adjustments. Our local government unit is continuously moving on with community risk assessment programmes.

Marko Pielago, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, Pateros Municipality

When cities have it better understanding of displacement risks, they can improve urban development outcomes for the benefit of all.

Cécile Riallant, Head of the Migration and Sustainable Development Unit, IOM

During this “Decade of Action”, it is essential that the risk of displacement due to disaster is reduced, in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Target 11.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls on governments to significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected by disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations.

This is an EU-funded 'Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development' (MMICD) project implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The MMICD project aims to strengthen the process of integrating migration into international cooperation and development policy.