Human mobility

Human mobility

Participation and protection of migrants, refugees, internally displaced people; migration induced by disasters, climate migration, planned relocation.

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2022
This report aims to fill some of the gaps in understanding the full scale and scope of disaster displacement. Most of the disaster displacement recorded globally has taken place in the Asia and Pacific region.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Louisa Yasukawa Austyn Campbell
According to a joint IDMC and ADB report, twelve out of 14 countries have introduced measures to prevent displacement in their policy and legal frameworks.
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2022
This project studied evacuation difficulty for residents in the Daoli District of Harbin during storm water-logging. Frequent water-logging disasters in cities are serious threats to urban residents.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
People crossing a flood river in Durban floods, South Africa (2022)
In Africa, migration induced by slow onset events such as droughts, desertification, deforestation, water scarcity, rising sea levels, and coastal erosion has increased in occurrence and severity over the last few decades due to climate change.
International Organization for Migration
New research by a Northeastern engineering professor used recent storms and the COVID-19 pandemic to predict human movement during disasters in anticipation of more effective emergency response.
Northeastern University
People from nations vulnerable to climate change - like the Marshall Islands and Honduras - are helping the United States to better prepare for its impacts.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Preparedness Package for Refugee Emergencies (PPRE)
2021
The Preparedness Package for Refugee Emergencies (PPRE) sets standards for preparing for refugee emergencies.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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2022
This paper outlines the drivers, scale and risk of disaster displacement in Vanuatu; its financial impact; and the country's capacity to prevent and respond to the issue.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre