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Recent humanitarian crises, whether triggered by sudden onset disasters, slow onset environmental
degradation, conflicts and violence, poverty, or health crises (often by compounded hazards), have
routinely featured large population movements. People’s mobility and their specific needs and reduced
human security while on the move acutely influence the provision of humanitarian assistance: what
support is needed, how, where, and through what partnerships should be provided. Identifying people
forced to move, understanding how their assistance and protection needs evolve over time, and finding
ways to meet them effectively is an essential life-saving and human security concern for all humanitarian actors.
Experience shows that the lived experience of forced migrants, their capacities, and their needs differ
widely as contextual and individual features determine them. Hence, humanitarian actors must build
flexibility and adaptability into their work to assist and protect people with different physical abilities
and from diverse demographic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.
The panel puts together insightful papers exploring and critically analysing the practical approaches
adopted by humanitarian actors to account for the specific needs of different groups of people on the
move in crises in various global contexts. Through the diverse cases of forced migration highlighting
particular groups such as people with disability, children, women, older people, and trafficked migrants,
the panel intends to reflect on the implementation of key global policy processes, including the Global
Compacts on Migration and Refugees, the Secretary General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement,
and in general to the reform of global humanitarian practices.