Report: Climate-Induced Migration A Growing Humanitarian Threat

(AlertNet) March 13, 2012- Disaster-prone Asia Pacific will see a surge in climate-induced migration this century and governments need to start planning to avoid humanitarian crises caused by millions of people fleeing their homes, a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warned Tuesday. Migration linked to climate change, a phenomenon that will “only […]

Field Bulletin: Longer-Term Disaster Displaced: A Forgotten Group

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office of Nepal released a field bulletin about the long-term disaster displacement in the country. Almost all districts across the Far West face losses of lives and proper ty every year due to natural disasters. However, the impact can last well beyond the immediate event. Humanitarian actors have […]

Paper: Climate-Related Displacement in South Asia

Susan Chaplin, a senior research officer at the School of Public Health at La Trobe University, wrote a working paper on climate-related displacement in South Asia. Her paper first provides an overview of the predicted ‘hot spots’ and key issues, along with a brief discussion of climate-induced displacement terminology. The second part examines the relevant existing social […]

New Publication: Confronting Climate Displacement: Learning from Pakistan's Floods

Refugees International released a report today on “Confronting Climate Displacement: Learning from Pakistan’s Floods“. Read the executive summary below: In July 2010, massive rain in Pakistan led to unprecedented flooding that submerged one-fifth of the country and affected more than 20 million people. While many experts believe the floods were the result of climate change, […]

Blog Post: Should Natural Disaster Victims Be Offered Safe Haven and Opportunity Abroad?

(Center for Global Development) October 27, 2010 – Last week, I hosted a roundtable here at CGD to discuss how the United States and other rich countries might better provide safe haven and opportunity to potential migrants from developing countries that are in acute need—particularly the victims of natural disasters. This question has been at the […]