World disasters report 2012: focus on forced migration and displacement

This 2012 edition of World Disasters Report released by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies focuses on the plight of people forcibly displaced by conflict, political upheaval, disasters, climate change & development projects.

This World Disasters Report (WDR) focuses on forced migration and on the people forcibly displaced by conflict, political upheaval, violence, disasters, climate change and development projects, whose numbers are increasing inexorably each year. To explain the crises of disaster and displacement, it points at the lack of disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, poor emergency preparedness, lack of adequate building codes, high levels of poverty and similar weaknesses in local and national governance capacity, rather than at the hazard itself. The overall report analyses the complex causes of forced migration and its consequences and impacts on displaced populations, their hosts and humanitarian actors. It looks at the significant gaps in humanitarian protection for ever-increasing numbers of forced migrants who do not fit into conventional categories of protection, and the public health challenges caused by forced displacement, particularly for women, children and those with mental ill-health problems.

See Also

Report: World risk report 2012.

Report: State of the world's refugees.

Report: World migration report 2011.

Report: Protecting environmentally displaced people.

Report: Addressing climate change and migration.

Report: Climate change, environmental degradation...

Report: Migration, climate change and the environment.

Report: In search of shelter may 2009.