Disaster displacement in Asia and the Pacific

People in Asia and the Pacific were displaced more than 225 million times due to disasters triggered by natural hazards from 2010 to 2021, accounting for more than three-quarters of the global number, according to a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

The report, Disaster Displacement in Asia and the Pacific: A Business Case for Investment in Prevention and Solutions, found East Asia and Southeast Asia had the highest number of disaster displacements—nearly two-thirds of Asia and the Pacific’s total—followed closely by South Asia. It says the Pacific has the greatest displacement risk relative to its population size.

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