1st Edition

Climate Change, Disasters, and Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific A Human Rights-Based Approach

Edited By Matthew Scott, Albert Salamanca Copyright 2021
    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book examines how states in eight countries across Asia and the Pacific address internal displacement in the context of disasters and climate change. 

    The Asia and the Pacific region accounts for the majority of global disaster-related displacement, but the experience of the millions of individuals displaced differs according to gender, age, ethnicity, (dis)ability, caste, and so forth and is dependent on the legal, administrative, social, and economic structures and processes in place to support them. This book adopts a human rights-based approach, investigating the role of law and policy in preventing displacement, protecting people who are displaced, and engendering durable solutions across cases drawn from Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. The specific cases in the book also reflect critically on the term ‘displacement’ and the wider normative framework within which this phenomenon is conceptualised and addressed.

    The book will be of interest to students, researchers, and practitioners working at the intersection of human rights, human mobility, development, disaster risk reduction and management, and climate change adaptation.

    1. Internal displacement in the context of disasters and climate change in Asia and the Pacific: Introduction to the volume, Matthew Scott and Albert Salamanca,  2. The role of national law and policy in addressing displacement in the context of disasters and climate change in Asia and the Pacific, Matthew Scott  PREVENTION OF AND PREPAREDNESS FOR DISPLACEMENT  3. Thailand: Flooding disaster, people’s displacement and state response: A case study of Hat Yai municipality, Carl Middleton and Orapan Pratomlek  4. The Philippines: Beyond resilience: Protecting the rights of internally displaced persons in Dulag, Leyte in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Ryan Jeremiah D. Quan  PROTECTION DURING EVACUATION AND THROUGHOUT DISPLACEMENT  5. Vanuatu: Protecting the rights of vulnerable groups during evacuation: A case study of Cyclone Pam and Mataso Island in Vanuatu, Tess Van Geelen and Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh  6. Cambodia: Unpacking the nature of displacement due to flooding in Phreah Kunlong through a human rights-based approach, Ratana Ly  7. Bangladesh: Flood-related displacement in Fulchhari upazila, Md. Abdul Awal Khan  8. Indonesia: Human Rights, persons with disabilities, and the politics of disaster displacement in post-eruption Mt. Sinabung, Ahmad Rizky M. Umar, Ezka Amalia, and Andika Putra  DURABLE SOLUTIONS  9. Nepal: Protracted displacement from Haku Village Development Committee in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes, Bala Raju Nikku  10. Solomon Islands: Flooding, displacement, and durable solutions: The April 2014 flood in Honiara, Joseph Daniel Foukona  11. Conclusion: A research and policy agenda for addressing displacement in the context of disasters and climate change, Matthew Scott and Albert Salamanca  Index



    Matthew Scott leads the People on the Move thematic area at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University, Sweden.

    Albert Salamanca is a Senior Research Fellow and leads the Climate Change, Disasters and Development Cluster of Stockholm Environment Institute – Asia, based in Thailand.