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DISPLACEMENT SOLUTIONS

Displacement Solutions (DS) works to empower displaced people and refugees to exercise their right to return and have restored to them their original homes, lands and properties. DS works together with and on behalf of people who have been displaced not only by conflict, forced eviction or other human rights abuses, but also natural disaster, climate change or other circumstances beyond their control. DS assists in finding alternative solutions such as compensation or resettlement if this is their wish. Read more…

 

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BANGLADESH HLP INITIATIVE

Bangladesh is one of the most environmentally vulnerable countries and is set to be even more so as a result of climate change.
Bangladesh suffers from regular and severe natural hazards, including floods, tropical cyclones and storm surges, droughts and landslides. These hazards are already leading to the loss and destruction of housing, land and property, severe disruption to livelihoods and widespread displacement across the country.
The effects of climate change are expected to intensify many of these existing hazards as well as create new drivers of displacement. This will almost inevitably lead to further losses of housing, land, property and livelihoods as well as further forced displacement of individuals and communities.

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the costal kids initiative

No environmental issue is likely to impact upon the children of today more than climate change. Throughout the world, temperatures and sea levels are rising, climate-induced environmental changes are causing drought, ever more severe storms, and people in growing numbers are beginning to face the prospect of climate displacement forced to flee their homes because of climate change.

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CLIMATE DISPLACEMENT IN PANAMA APPLYING THE PENINSULA PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE

A new DS report – available in English and soon Spanish – applies the 2013 Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States for the first time to a specific case of climate displacement along the Gunayala coastline of Panama. DS sent a two-person mission comprised of Colombian human rights lawyer Carlos Arenas and renowned Dutch photo-journalist Kadir van Lohuizen to Panama in April to work with the Gunayala indigenous community which is already experiencing large-scale displacement because of climate change.

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LATEST NEWS

Climate Displacement in Panama: Applying the Peninsula Principles in Practice

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NEW! Vietnamese Translation of the Peninsula Principles Available Now

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Climate Displacement in Panama: Applying the Peninsula Principles in Practice

A new DS report - available in English and soon Spanish – applies the 2013 Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States for the first time to a specific case of climate displacement along the Gunayala coastline of Panama. DS sent a two-person mission comprised of Colombian human rights lawyer Carlos Arenas and renowned Dutch photo-journalist Kadir van Lohuizen to Panama in April to work with the Gunayala indigenous community which is already experiencing large-scale displacement because of climate change. The mission travelled extensively throughout Gunayala territory along the Caribbean coast, and found considerable interest in the Peninsula Principles within affected communities. More than 30,000 Gunayala indigenous people are likely to be involuntarily relocated because of coastal inundation and rising sea levels affecting the viability of their island communities. Please read the DS report here in English. It will be available here in Spanish soon. DS is planning similar Peninsula Principles missions to a range of other communities threatened with climate displacement in the coming year, including missions to the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Bangladesh and the US state of Alaska....
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DS PROVIDES RESTITUTION ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA

Since Georgia’s independence in 1991, an estimated number of more than 370,000 people...
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NEW! Vietnamese Translation of the Peninsula Principles Available Now

Following the publication of English and Spanish versions of the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States...
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Scott Leckie's Latest Book Urges Land Solutions to Solve Climate Change Displacement

A new book just published by Routledge - the first in a new series of books...
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