Magazine article Forced Migration Review

Preparing for Planned Relocation

Magazine article Forced Migration Review

Preparing for Planned Relocation

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Governments will increasingly need to consider relocating communities in order to protect them from the adverse effects of climate change, exercising the state's duty to move populations out of harm's way in the face of foreseeable hazards. Planning for relocation is essential and requires the creation of an enabling environment, including a legal basis for undertaking planned relocation, capacity building and a whole-of-government approach. It involves risk assessments and consultation with, and the active participation of, affected communities - those to be relocated, those left behind and host communities. Focusing on the human dimensions includes systematic efforts to allow people to maintain their identity, ties, and connections to land and traditional ways of life.

Relocating communities is a complex and difficult undertaking and there isa need for cross-pollination Of expertise, ideas and action among a variety of experts and institutions, includingdevelopment humanitarian assistance, human rights, disaster risk management, environment and climate change, and urban and regional planning. …

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