The impact of climate change and disasters on human mobility is one of the most pressing humanitarian and development challenges of the 21st century. Between 2008 and 2018, an average of 24 million people were forced from their homes by disasters each year - three times the number of people displaced by conflict and violence.
IDMC embarked on a research programme in December 2018 to investigate internal displacement associated with slow-onset disasters and environmental change.
Climate change is one of today's major challenges, and among the causes of population movement and international migration. Climate migrants impact health systems and how their ability to respond and adapt to their needs and patterns. To date, the resilience of health systems in the context of climate change has barely been explored.