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Disaster-related displacement risk: measuring the risk and addressing its drivers

This study reflects an awareness of the need to see disasters as primarily social, rather than natural, phenomena. This view acknowledges the fact that humans can act and take decisions to reduce the likelihood of a disaster occurring or, at the very least, to reduce their impacts and the levels of loss and damage associated …

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Questioning ‘drought displacement’: environment, politics and migration in Somalia

This report by Anna Lindley, Lecturer in Migration and Development at SOAS, University of London, focuses on the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and the environmental, political, and structural dimensions and processes underlying it. The multi-causal factors of recent displacement and migration “prompt a series of policy challenges in relation to prevention, response and rights protection.”  

Do Climate Change ‘Refugees’ Exist?

This lecture examines the nature of climate-related movement; whether expanding the protection offered by international refugee law and human rights law is feasible; and what other solutions might be appropriate. Professor Jane McAdam (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)) is a nonresident senior fellow in the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and Scientia Professor …

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Beyond Environmental Refuge: How climate change will affect the world’s (human) migration patterns

“Scientists and security agencies warn that hundreds of millions will become environmental refugees in coming decades, forced by climate change to flee their homes and communities in the face of food shortages, water scarcity, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events. Events like these can and do cause people to migrate in search of safety, …

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Climate change, natural disasters, and human displacement: a UNHCR perspective

This report contains UNHCR’s preliminary perpsectives on the complex and evolving nexus between climate change displacement and cross-border movements within the current international framework. It addresses a range of displacement scenarios and challenges, including the case of ‘sinking’ small island states and refugee movements provoked by armed conflict rooted in environmental factors. In addition, this …

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Humanitarian Diplomacy / Refugee Coordinators in Action

Refugee Coordinators are part of the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), which works with UN and NGO partners to provide aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world. Video Produced by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Genevahttp://geneva.usmission.gov With footage provided by UNHCR and …

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