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Making migration an informed choice

Nearly 30 million people in the Asia Pacific region were displaced by environmental disasters in 2010. Given the inevitability of increased migration caused by climate change, humanitarian assistance and legal protection are not sufficient responses. This ADB Briefing Paper suggests it is a good idea to strengthen the resilience of communities to make migration an informed choice, rather than an act of desperation


Preparing for disasters

By Rashme Sehgal

Oxfam's latest report, 'Rethinking Disasters', recommends the integration of disaster risk reduction into sustainable development policies and planning, as well as strengthening institutions that help communities build greater resilience to disasters


Human failure exacerbates scale of natural disasters: Oxfam

'Rethinking Disasters', a new report by the international aid agency Oxfam, says political inaction, poor decisions and bad management have turned South Asia into the world's most disaster-prone region


Nothing natural about these disasters': UNDP report

The UNDP's 'Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development' cautions that natural disasters put an enormous strain on development and are a serious threat to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the target of halving extreme poverty by 2015