Monitoring Disaster Displacement in the Context of Climate Change, November 2009

Key messages PHOTO: INTEGRATED REGIONAL INFORMATION NETWORKS PHOTO: SOMALIA FLOOD 2006, MANOOCHER DEGHATI, INTEGRATED REGIONAL INFORMATION NETWORKS PHOTO: INTEGRATED REGIONAL INFORMATION NETWORKS Disasters drive displacement It is possible to estimate the scale of this trend More research is necessary, but so is action to reduce risk now INCREASING NUMBERS AFFECTED BY WEATHER RELATED DISASTERS From 1998 to 2007, 2.2 billion people were affected by climate disasters compared to 1.8 billion in the ten years before. IASC TYPOLOGY FOR CLIMATE-RELATED MIGRATION/DISPLACEMENT THREE STEP METHODOLOGY Identify sudden onset disasters - 322 Identify disasters likely to have caused displacement - 221 Research disasters on a case-by-case basis for evidence of displacement 2008 MOST DISPLACEMENT BY EVENT DISPLACEMENT BY REGION Next steps: PHOTO: INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE RED CROSS NRC plans to continue this work Working with partners on estimates on slow-onset and sea level risk, and conflict Working to make sure that advocacy can lead to action PHOTO: INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE RED CROSS Human mobility related to climate change is a significant and urgent challenge. More frequent and intense hazard events will mean more displacement This needs to be factored in to emerging adaptation strategies THANK YOU MOST DISPLACEMENT BY COUNTRY DISPLACEMENT BY DISASTER TYPE

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November, 2009
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