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Forced Migration Review 49 on Disasters and Displacement in a Changing Climate Now Online
Forced Migration Review issue 49 on ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’ is now online at www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters.
In light of the projected increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters associated with climate change, the number of people displaced in the context of disasters will inevitably rise
Existing national, regional and international legal regimes, however, currently respond to only some of the protection concerns arising from such displacement. Crafting an appropriate response will demand a cross-sectoral approach that addresses different forms of human mobility and which also recognises the local knowledge, values and beliefs of affected communities
FMR 49 includes 36 articles on ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’, five articles on ‘Female genital mutilation (FGM) and asylum in Europe’, and five ‘general’ articles (on Cartagena +30, trafficking for human organs, animals and forced migration, refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border, and sweet tea and cigarettes in Jordan).
It also includes the following articles authored by ODID staff and a former student:
- Governance questions for the international community by Alexander Betts
- Climate effects on nomadic pastoralist societies by Dawn Chatty and Troy Sternberg
- Refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border by Karen Hargrave