Skip to main content


The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China

With a focus on countries in south-east Asia and China, this is IDMC’s fourth regional study on disaster-related displacement risk.

Based on over four decades of data from the ASEAN Member States and China, IDMC has applied its probabilistic displacement risk model to calculate the scale, scope and patterns of future displacement caused by rapid-onset hazards in these countries. The primary intended audience for this paper are people in national and regional governments responsible for reducing and managing disaster risks and for protecting the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs).