Part I. Internal displacement due to disaster in Oceania
Two of the leading reasons for migration are conflicts and natural disasters. These events often determine when people are on the move. Study the figure below taken from the WMR 2022 and then answer the questions.
As of 2020, which country experienced the greatest number of people newly internally displaced by disaster?
Approximately how many people in that country were newly displaced in 2020?
As of 2020, which country experienced the greatest percent of its population newly internally displaced by disaster?
Approximately what percent of that country’s population was displaced by disaster?
Part II. Identifying Environmental Reasons for Migration
Study the maps of the Oceania region that are found on the IOM Environmental Migration Portal.
- Identify and explain three environmental issues that are of particular concern for countries in Oceania.
- Explain why these issues might cause people to move (migrate) away from their homes.
- On the map below, indicate some of the environment issues that are present in the region. Use colours and symbols to differentiate the issues. You should use the IOM Environmental Migration Portal map as a resource.