Human mobility

Reducing, preparing for and responding to disaster displacement. Integrating disaster displacement and other related forms of human mobility into regional, national, sub-national and local DRR strategies.

Latest Human mobility additions in the Knowledge Base

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The 2024 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) report presents the data and analysis behind the 75.9 million people living in internal displacement as of the end of 2023.
Research briefs
A team led by Penn State researchers reviewed studies from the past 30 years to examine whether rising temperatures are causing people to migrate out of the artic - or if, and why, they're deciding to stay.
Pennsylvania State University
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This compendium is both a resource and a practical toolkit to advance more concerted efforts on mobility within the context of the climate crisis.
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Climate-induced disasters are intensifying in Asia and the Pacific, affecting migration and causing economic strain. The need for effective adaptation strategies and international cooperation is urgent as remittances play a vital role in risk management.
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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This report assesses the state of knowledge on climate change impacts on mobility in the Middle East and provides a foundation for further research to fill evidence gaps for policy and programming
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In this paper, the authors attempt to operationalize the Representative Key Risks (RKR) framework of the Sixth Assessment Report of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for human mobility.
A woman carrying a child through the heated streets.
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Two years after floods submerged a third of the country, Pakistan stands at a crossroads in disaster response. The CGIAR FCM Initiative, co-led by IWMI, spearheads research on anticipatory action and address vulnerabilities in host communities.
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
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This policy brief summarises key learning from the Ward Development Planning model, an innovative approach to local participatory development planning being implemented in Kenya’s drylands.

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