This Indonesia country briefing outlines how events such as floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis force thousands from their homes each year and shows how data can improve assistance as climate vulnerability and low development raise disaster risk.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Asian Development Bank
Rivers of muddy water from heavy rainfall raced through city streets as thousands of people evacuated homes downhill from California’s wildfire burn scars amid atmospheric river storms drenching the state in early January 2023.
Climate change is forcing people around the world to abandon their homes. In the Pacific Islands, rising sea levels are leaving communities facing tough decisions about relocation. Some are choosing to stay in high-risk areas.
More than 1.3% of the adult population in the U.S. was displaced by natural disasters in the past year, with hurricanes responsible for more than half of the forced relocations, according to first-of-its-kind survey results from the U.S. Census Bureau.