The United Nations Secretary-General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement

The world is at a breaking point. Conflicts are lasting ever longer and human rights are routinely and systematically violated. Climate-related disasters are growing in frequency and intensity. COVID-19 brought the world to its knees and has placed many

of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) even further out of reach. Where these threats intersect and they often do the dangers multiply and become mutually reinforcing.

In all these crises, record numbers of people have been forced from their homes and entire communities remain trapped in protracted displacement. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has doubled over the last 10 years, with women, children and marginalized groups often facing the greatest impacts.