The frequency of natural and human-induced disasters has increased significantly over the past decade. Over 39,000 incidents involving casualties have resulted in the deaths of 2159 people, 13.1 million animals and damages amounting to MNT 950 billion. Between 2007 and 2017, the natural disasters that affected Mongolia most frequently included forest fires (2216), strong winds (245), floods (250) and dzud (8).
In the Middle East and North Africa, migration is a key trend. The region hosts roughly 14 per cent of the global international migrant stock (refugees and other interna-tional migrants), including those originating from within the region and those arriving from outside the region.
Internal displacement associated with slow-onset environmental change and disasters is a complex and dynamic phenomenon. Often hard to distinguish from internal migration, displacement driven by gradually evolving environmental change is primarily a development issue.