Disasters and the adverse impacts of climate change are already leading to the forced displacement of more than 20 million people each year. The vast majority of this displacement (more than 80 percent) occurs in the Asia Pacific region. The adverse impacts of climate change are expected to further increase the numbers of people forced to flee their homes and lands. People and communities displaced by disasters and climate change often face a critical humanitarian situation – with needs ranging from emergency shelter, clean water and sanitation to health care and protection. Many displaced people also require support to rebuild their lives and livelihoods, and to achieve safe, voluntary and dignified durable solutions.
This description is excerpted from rcrc-resilience-southeastasia.org.