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