Pacific Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change

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Federated States of Micronesia

IOM has been spearheading initiatives across the Pacific to slow the effects of coastal erosion, including the construction of seawalls to attenuate the crushing tides and reinforcing infrastructure. Rebuilding more solid homes for Micronesians who lost theirs during Typhoon Maysak fits those efforts.

In February 2018, IOM, in collaboration with the Platform on Disaster Displacement, organized a regional workshop for Pacific Island States, opening an environment in which policymakers could strengthen their understanding of key issues around human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change.

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