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The State of Environmental Migration 2011

Studies Iddri - OIM, 2012. 132 p.

The State of Environmental Migration 2011 is published by IDDRI and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and edited by François Gemenne, Pauline Brücker and Dina Ionesco.

The State of Environmental Migration 2011 is the second of an annual series, which aims to provide the reader with regularly-updated assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. Written by students of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po, this volume's case studies analyse the migration flows that were induced by some of the most dramatic events of 2011—both sudden disasters and slow-onset events.



  • Environment and migration: the 2011 floods in Thailand
  • Temporary and circular labour migration between Spain and Colombia
  • The 11 March triple disaster in Japan
  • The 2011 South China floods: drought, Three Gorges Dam and migration
  • Floods in Bangladesh and migration to India


  • Drought in Somalia: a migration crisis
  • Drought and Mexico-US migration
  • The model of Almeria: temporary migration programs as a solution for environmentally-induced migration?