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Leaving Place, Restoring Home: Enhancing the evidence base on planned relocation cases in the context of hazards, disasters and climate change

By Erica Bower & Sanjula Weerasinghe

This global mapping includes a dataset of over 300 planned relocation cases alongside an in-depth analysis of 34 cases. It offers preliminary findings on planned relocation cases across the world and insights on their characteristics. We invite you to consult and share this resource widely. We hope it provides you with a basis for further research and helps identify knowledge needs to inform policy and practice on planned relocation.

This report is part of a complementary set of studies aiming at enhancing evidence on planned relocation. This includes an IOM commissioned study identifying planned relocation cases referenced in Spanish and French language literature (forthcoming), a Pacific regional snapshot, an Asia regional snapshot and a case study compilation commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (forthcoming), and a report on sea-level rise and planned relocation developed for the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney (forthcoming).

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