Highlighting Displacement in the Context of Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change

Highlighting Displacement in the Context of Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change

4 September 2014, Apia, Samoa – SPREP

For centuries, war, famine and persecution have resulted in the forced movement of populations both within national borders and across them. Generally, people who become displaced within their own countries are covered by national laws, international human rights law, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internally Displaced Persons and other regional instruments.