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Chatham House: Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific


IDMC is launching a collaboration with Chatham House, the UK-based research institute, for a joint research project on internal displacement in Asia and the Pacific. The project will include an overview of displacement associated with disasters, conflict and development, and an assessment of international, regional and domestic responses.

Currently, the Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world, with storms and floods across South and South-East Asia, heatwaves in Japan and China, as well as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions continuing to displace significant numbers of people across the region. In addition to disasters, the region is dealing with a number of conflicts, including in the Philippines and Afghanistan. The other main source of displacement is associated with development projects, such as improvements to infrastructure, given the region is the most heavily populated in the world. 

To take this joint research initiative further, IDMC is organising a workshop with Chatham House on 19 October 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. Two Chatham House colleagues, Dr. Champa Patel, Head of Asia- Pacific Programme and Olivia Nelson, Administrator of Asia-Pacific Programme, will join IDMC and present the project.

For more information about our joint research project with Chatham House, contact our researcher Christelle Cazabat: