The International Organization for Migration (IOM), as the leading intergovernmental migration agency, has been at the forefront of operational, research, policy and advocacy efforts, seeking to bring environmental migration to the heart of international, regional and national concerns in collaboration with its Member States, observers and partners.

Migration: Positively supporting people adapt to environmental change in Viet Nam

Viet Nam is highly exposed to regular flooding and typhoons as well as droughts and sea-level rise. Individually and collectively these phenomena have a major impact on the country’s environment and the livelihoods of its 90.73 million people. Adverse environmental conditions clearly influence migration patterns in the country. Since the 1990s, relocation programmes implemented by the Government for communities affected by environmental degradation, in addition to the overall the number of people internally displaced by natural hazards in recent years (more than 2 million between 2008 and 2015) are clear indicators of the migration–environment nexus affecting Viet Nam.

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