This policy brief examines the relationship between migration, environment and climate change in coastal areas in Indonesia, where over 70 per cent of the population lives in low-elevation coastal zones (LECZs). Hydrometeorological phenomena – particularly sea-level rise, coastal erosion and... Read more
Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. The World Migration Report 2020, the tenth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world.
The World Migration Report (WMR) 2020 InfoSheets provide a succinct overview of each of the 11 chapters in the Report. They provide an easy and quick way to get a sense of the topics and issues examined in WMR 2020.
Millions of men, women and children around the world move in anticipation or as a response to environmental stress every year. Disruptions such as cyclones, floods and wildfires destroy homes and assets, and contribute to the displacement of people. Slow-onset processes – such as sea-level rise... Read more
The Marshall Islands is a nation of widely dispersed, low-lying coral atolls and islands, and with climate change causing sea levels to rise and shifting weather patterns, the Marshall Islands is faced with flooding, heat stress and drought. The Marshall Islands Climate and Migration Project... Read more
En los últimos años, la comunidad internacional ha realizado grandes progresos para integrar la migración por motivos ambientales en marcos estratégicos globales, como los procesos relacionados con la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas para el Cambio Climático, el Pacto Mundial para una... Read more
Migration in Kenya: A Country Profile 2018 is a follow-up on the 2015 edition. It provides an overview of Kenya’s migration trends and data, as well as the country’s legal framework and governance structures pertaining to migration. The report also describes the impact of migration on the country’s... Read more
Urban migrant vulnerability is found to be linked with three main factors, which include an individual's personal background, contextual vulnerability such as living area and access to urban services, and the lack of officially designated government services for urban migrants.
These factors result... Read more
Today, almost 15 per cent of the global population is on the move, with more than 244 million international migrants and 763 million internal migrants, UN statistics estimate. An increasing proportion of these migration flows are linked with the scarcity of natural resources. Consequently, on the... Read more
Migration and displacement in the context of disasters and environmental change is recognized as a significant trend in Central and North America. Disasters have prompted millions in recent years to flee internally, as well as to other countries in search of protection and assistance. Contributing... Read more
The environment has always been a driver of migration, as people flee to survive natural disasters or, faced with harsh and deteriorating environmental conditions, move to seek opportunities elsewhere. Climate change is expected to exacerbate sudden- and slow-onset disasters and gradual... Read more