Maps produced in response to extensive population displacements that may be internal, cross-border (refugees) or both. Such displacements may be driven by a natural or technological disaster, or by a complex emergency. Data to be mapped is most often generated through coordinated displacement tracking and field assessment activities, although may sometimes be derived from predictive and remote sensed methods.
Displacement can occur at various times during an emergency and may recur and shift through returns and secondary displacements, particularly during protracted crises.
All responders, but particularly those working on assessment processes and response planning and coordination. Emergency shelter, protection and camp coordination and camp management cluster actors may be both key data providers and users of such mapping.
Displacement is a major driver of humanitarian needs and the profile of displaced people, including their movements and locations, is a key information need for response planning.
In complex emergencies, protection must be considered carefully before issuing any maps identifying groups who may be vulnerable.