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.
The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is one of the six pilot countries of the European Union-funded Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) project.
The Pacific Climate Change and Migration (PCCM) project has two main goals:
- Increase the protection of individuals and communities which are vulnerable to climate change displacement and migration through targeted national and regional policies;
- Increase labour mobility opportunities for Pacific Islanders, through well-managed labour migration schemes.