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In The Same Canoe: Building the Case for a Regional Harmonisation of Approaches to Humanitarian Entry and Stay in ‘Our Sea of Islands’

By Bruce Burson, Richard Bedford and Charlotte Bedford

This report has been prepared for the Platform on Disaster Displacement and it relates to one form of human mobility arising in the context of disasters and climate change. It seeks to build the case for the development of regionally harmonised approaches in the Pacific to allowing the entry and/or stay of non-nationals on humanitarian grounds when disaster strikes, including in the context of climate change.

With funding from the European Union, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is collaborating with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) to generate new evidence to help governments better understand, plan for, prevent and respond to disaster displacement in the Pacific region. The project will contribute to better policy responses and disaster planning, as well as new and improved operational tools.

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