World Disasters Report launch: forced migration and displacement

18 October 2012 12:30 - 14:00 GMT+01 (BST)
Public event
Streamed live online
Chair:

David Peppiatt - International Director, British Red Cross

Speakers:

Professor Robert Zetter - University of Oxford, Editor of World Disasters Report, 2012

Dr Sara Pantuliano - Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group

Dr Nando Sigona - Senior Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre, contributor to WDR

Description

This event launches the 2012 edition of the World Disasters Report. The theme of this year's report is forced migration and displacement - people forcibly displaced by conflict, political upheaval, violence, disasters, climate change and development projects. Their numbers are increasing year on year.

The enormous human costs of forced migration - destroyed homes and livelihoods, increased vulnerability, fractured communities - demand urgent and decisive action by both humanitarian and development actors.

This event brings together the editor with other experts in the field of displacement and forced migration to explore the report's main findings and recommendations.