Trend and Impact Analysis of Internal Displacement due to the Impacts of Disaster and Climate Change

06 Jan 2014
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The study “Trend and Impact Analysis of Internal Displacement due to the Impacts of Disaster and Climate Change” (2014) is an in-depth analysis of climate change-induced internal displacement due to the climatic disasters riverbank erosion, flooding, salinization and water logging.

With climate-induced displacement and forced migration increasingly being flagged as a key future issue in development, the study provides illuminating findings on how climate-induced displacement is unfolding in Bangladesh today.  The study, showing that as many as 87% of households in severely hazard-prone districts had been displaced at some point in time due to disaster – with 12% classified as permanently displaced – shows climate-induced displacement to be even more pervasive than even previously supposed. Based on findings, the report makes a number of policy recommendations for the migration and disaster management fields, and identified as possible institutional framework for addressing the disaster vulnerabilities contributing to and resulting from climate-induced displacement.

The study was conducted by the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme phase 2 (CDMP II), the flagship disaster risk reduction programme of Government of Bangladesh and UNDP Bangladesh, in partnership with Dfid, EU, the Embassies of Sweden and Norway, and AusAid.

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