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Neglected displacement: Human mobility in Pacific disaster risk management and climate change adaptation mechanisms
September 2013

Every year, tens of millions of people worldwide are forced to flee their homes as a result of floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, droughts and other natural hazard-induced disasters. Most of these people find refuge within their own country but some have to move abroad. In the context of global warming, such movements are likely to increase together with displacement related to gradual processes such as the loss of territory caused by rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion into aquifers. National and international responses to this challenge are insufficient and protection for affected people remains inadequate.(...)

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