Policy Brief: Leading Initiatives by Argentina to Address Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change
Ministerio del Interior de Argentina/Migraciones/PDD
Disaster displacement in South America is multi-causal and driven by political, social, demographic, and environmental factors, including land degradation and unsustainable urbanization, among others. It occurs in the context of earthquakes and other geophysical hazards or is linked to extreme weather events, such as floods, storms, and drought.
The adverse effects of climate change are already increasing the frequency and intensity of weather-related hazards and undermining resilience in communities across the South American region.
Argentina, in addition to being a country that has ratified most international human rights treaties, has been actively engaged in the adoption of relevant global and regional frameworks across relevant policy areas: from humanitarian action to climate change, disaster risk reduction, immigration governance and sustainable development.