THE MEND GUIDE: Comprehensive Guide for Planning Mass Evacuations in Natural Disasters

Millions of people have to evacuate their homes every year to avoid danger and seek safety out of harm’s way from potential or actual disasters. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) estimates that 32.4 million people were newly displaced by sudden-onset disasters in 2012 alone. Timely, well prepared and effectively managed evacuation processes are critical to the survival and protection of exposed and vulnerable people before, during and after the onset of disaster.