Disaster Risk Reduction

A Toolbox: Planning Relocations to Protect People from Disasters and Environmental Change

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This Toolbox is intended to complement the Guidance for Protecting People from Disasters and Environmental Change through Planned Relocations, which was developed by UNHCR, the Brookings Institution and Georgetown University through a series of multi-stakeholder meetings between 2011 and 2015. 

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Accelerating Threats from Climate Change: Disasters and Displacement in Myanmar

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In the summer of 2015, Myanmar experienced massive floods and associated landslides that affected nine million people. Since then, the country has seen dramatic political change, while confronting a litany of ongoing humanitarian crises. As the government strives to juggle humanitarian needs with longer-term development issues, it must confront its extreme vulnerability to disasters and climate change.

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Fleeing Climate Change: Impacts on Migration and Displacement

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In 2015, alone, climate-related disasters displaced 14.7 million people, a new report from CARE Danmark shows. Unless governments take strong preventive action and invest in adaptation, climate change-related phenomena could push the total number of permanently displaced as high as 250 million people, between now and 2050.

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