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Migration and displacement are history’s oldest and recurring human responses to changing environments, either from social, environmental, economic, or political pressures. Today, the world’s growing population is increasingly exposed to more frequent and multidimensional risks, and the scale of human flows, both internal and cross-border, temporarily o…
This report explores multiple and protracted displacements caused by natural hazard-related disasters in Asia-Pacific, including those influenced by climate change and climate variability. It unearths the underlying risk drivers of natural hazard-related disaster displacement and the factors that influence whether these disaster displacements become mul…
Predictive models have great potential for forecasting population displacements from climatic and other disasters. But disaster displacement risk assessment approaches often use probabilistic models and big data analysis to make global-level predictions, which have limited utility for planning and delivering local interventions that address vulnerable p…
Forced displacement is one of the most common and immediate impacts of disasters. Facilitating people’s movement to avoid their exposure to life-threatening situations via evacuations or planned relocations is one of the most effective ways of reducing mortality and injury. Having to flee one’s home, however, particularly when return is not possible for…
This checklist is a companion tool to the Words into Action Guideline Disaster Displacement: How to Reduce Risk, Address Impacts and Strengthen Resilience (Words into Action on Disaster Displacement) published by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Words into Action on Disaster Displacement provides advice for including disaster d…