Synthesizing the state of knowledge to better understand displacement related to slow onset events

Author: 
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
Publisher: 
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2018

 

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This synthesis focuses on assessing the state of knowledge on displacement related to slow onset events. Rapid onset events and voluntary migration are not the primary focus of this paper, however, the information developed in the following sections will explain in more detail how a clear distinction between migration and displacement is often blurred in the context of slow onset events. Also, slow onset events may in many situations interact or exacerbate rapid onset events.

The objectives of the assessment of the state of knowledge and of the report are to:

  • Synthesize  information on displacement related to slow onset events
  • Enhance understanding on displacement related to slow onset events
  • Formulate key opportunities around the main knowledge gaps on displacement related to slow onset events to inform the development of recommendations by TFD