Disasters and displacement in a changing climate

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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.


  • 4 Foreword Børge Brende and Didier Burkhalter
  • 5 The Nansen Initiative: building consensus on displacement in disaster contexts Walter Kälin
  • 8 National Adaptation Plans and human mobility Koko Warner, Walter Kälin, Susan Martin and Youssef Nassef
  • 10 Modelling displacement Justin Ginnetti
  • 12 The state of the evidence Susan Martin
  • 14 The necessity for an ethnographic approach in Peru Geremia Cometti
  • 15 An integrated focus William Lacy Swing
  • 18 West Africa: a testing ground for regional solutions Julia Blocher, Dalila Gharbaoui and Sara Vigil
  • 21 Development and displacement risks Glaucia Boyer and Matthew McKinnon
  • 23 Developing temporary protection in Africa Tamara Wood
  • 25 Climate effects on nomadic pastoralist societies Dawn Chatty and Troy Sternberg
  • 27 Guidance for ‘managed’ relocation Brent Doberstein and Anne Tadgell
  • 30 Preparing for planned relocation
  • 30 Lessons from planned relocation and resettlement in the past Jane McAdam
  • 33 Post-disaster resettlement in urban Bolivia Gemma Sou
  • 35 Focusing on climate-related internal displacement Scott Leckie and Ezekiel Simperingham
  • 36 Brazil's draft migration law Isabela Piacentini de Andrade
  • 37 Disasters, displacement and a new framework in the Americas David James Cantor
  • 40 Temporary protection arrangements to fill a gap in the protection regime Volker Türk
  • 42 Refugees, climate change and international law María José Fernández
  • 43 Displacement as a consequence of climate change mitigation policies Sara Vigil
  • 46 Statelessness and environmental displacement Jessie Connell
  • 47 A role for strategic litigation Matthew Scott
  • 49 Floods and migration in the Czech Republic Robert Stojanov, Ilan Kelman and Barbora Duží
  • 50 ‘One Safe Future’ in the Philippines Lloyd Ranque and Melissa Quetulio-Navarra
  • 52 Post-disaster resettlement in the Philippines: a risky strategy Alice R Thomas
  • 54 Facilitating voluntary adaptive migration in the Pacific Bruce Burson and Richard Bedford
  • 58 Not drowning but fighting: Pacific Islands activists Hannah Fair
  • 59 Samoa: local knowledge, climate change and population movements Ximena Flores-Palacios
  • 62 Cross-border migration with dignity in Kiribati Karen E McNamara
  • 63 Land, disasters and mobility in the South Pacific Daniel Fitzpatrick
  • 64 Integrating resilience in South Asia Mi Zhou and Dorien Braam
  • 65 “Everyone likes it here” Himani Upadhyay, Ilan Kelman and Divya Mohan
  • 66 Building adaptive capacity in Assam Soumyadeep Banerjee, Suman Bisht and Bidhubhusan Mahapatra
  • 68 Mixed motivations and complex causality in the Mekong Jessica Marsh
  • 70 One good reason to speak of 'climate refugees' François Gemenne
  • 72 Governance questions for the international community Alexander Betts FGM and asylum in Europe
  • 77 Female genital mutilation: a case for asylum in Europe Fadela Novak-Irons
  • 79 FGM: challenges for asylum applicants and officials Christine Flamand
  • 82 The medicalisation of female genital mutilation Pierre Foldes and Frédérique Martz
  • 83 The Istanbul Convention: new treaty, new tool Elise Petitpas and Johanna Nelles
  • 87 Changing attitudes in Finland towards FGM Saido Mohamed and Solomie Teshome General articles
  • 89 The Cartagena process: 30 years of innovation and solidarity Carlos Maldonado Castillo
  • 91 Trafficking for human organs Vladimir Makei
  • 93 Sweet tea and cigarettes: a taste of refugee life in Jordan Rana B Khoury
  • 95 Refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border Karen Hargrave
  • 97 Animals and forced migration Piers Beirne and Caitlin Kelty-Huber
  • 100 Building respectful solutions Colleen Swan, Chief Albert P Naquin and Stanley Tom

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