An institutional gap for disaster IDPs

Cohen, Roberta
May 2009
Forced Migration Review;Apr2009, Vol. 1 Issue 32, p58
Academic Journal
The article examines a number of issues surrounding internally displaced person (IDP) populations created as a result of natural disasters originating in global warming and climate change. A central issue of the article is the treatment of internally displaced persons and other refugees who have been driven from their homes by political and racial persecution as opposed to the results of geographical upheavals. Citing the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the author notes that the disaster resulted in significant abuse of refugees.


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