Migration, development and natural disasters: insights from the indian tsunami

Type

Report

Author

Naik, A.
Stigter, E.
Laczko, F.

Title

Migration, development and natural disasters: insights from the indian tsunami

Year

2007

Publisher

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Abstract

The Tsunami experience shows very tangible links between migration, development and natural disasters. It spotlights a number of issues arising in such contexts and draws attention to key recommendations of relevance to all governments when planning for future disasters. Firstly, disaster preparedness and response should take account of migrant communities to ensure that their basic needs are met at times of crises, in accordance with core principles of international human rights and human itarian law and, secondly, that the development role of diasporas in the aftermath of natural disasters needs to be harnessed by ensuring remittances, in-kind contributions and other forms of support for the home country are facilitated to the optimum degree possible.

Citation

Naik, A., Stigter, E., & Laczko, F. (2007). Migration, development and natural disasters: insights from the indian tsunami. International Organization for Migration (IOM). URL : http://www.preventionweb.net/files/8646_MRS30.pdf