We've partnered with Nostos Homes, a UK based charity building modular homes for forcibly displaced families across the world, to develop a data-driven report that analyses patterns of forcible displacement following a natural disaster.
Forcible displacement is a grim reality for 86.5 million people across the world due to natural disasters and conflicts. Understanding the circumstances that lead to them losing their homes is an important step in extending help more efficiently. This report attempts to do exactly this by studying how populations move on a macro-level in the aftermath of a disaster in order to make more informed decisions on where Nostos Homes’ communities can be set up to provide the most critical help.
The results reported in this study also identify new use cases for Nostos Homes shelters. Finally, the report explains the life cycle of these shelters by mapping them across the patterns of displacement.
Nostos Homes founder Kaushal Shetty thought of the idea of sustainable emergency shelters after witnessing people displaced by annual floods near the banks of the River Suvarna in India while growing up.
Realising the impact being forcibly displaced was having on communities, Nostos Homes was created to provide a secure and fully functional living space to restore personal security, self-sufficiency, and dignity in times of crisis.
The report, released on Human Rights Day, uses data provided by Meta Data for Good, from 21 major crises since the beginning of 2022.
We believe this report can act as a powerful tool to inform and focus aid efforts during times of displacement. We hope that this report will be a step in the right direction and will motivate more research that uses data to guide quick and efficient decision-making to aid families that face forcible displacement.
Read the full report (external link)