Displacement: “Forcible or voluntary uprooting of persons from their homes by violent conflicts, gross violations of human rights and other traumatic events, or threats thereof. Persons who remain within the borders of their own country are known as internally displaced persons.
Persons who are forced to flee outside the borders of their state of nationality or residence for reasons based on a well-founded fear of persecution on the grounds identified in the 1951 Refugee Convention or to flee conflict in the case of States Parties to the 1969 OAU Convention or 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees are known as refugees.” – Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (OCHA).
The following table was developed by OCHA and iDMC, “Monitoring disaster displacement in the context of climate change.”
CDDS’s organizational structure is designed to respond to and facilitate recovery from various forms of displacement.
- Identify individuals and groups who have been displaced.
- Access the origin and reasons for displacement.
- Address and reduce anxiety, trauma and suffering created by the process of displacement.
- Provided adequate supplemental services.
- Provide additional health screenings.
- Create greater access to higher education.
- Promote self sufficiency through business innovation and economic development.