JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development Research Fellow Lisette R. Robles contributed the chapter entitled “Protection and Empowerment of Displaced People in Disasters: A Human Security Perspective on Climate-Induced Displacement and the Role of NGOs" to the January 2022 publication of “Forced Displacement and NGOs in Asia and the Pacific,” edited by Gul Inanc of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Refugee Studies, University of Auckland, and Themba Lewis of the Mixed Migration Centre.
This chapter focuses on internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by climatic changes and disasters and the role of institutions engaged in supporting them. Adapting a human security approach of the combined top–down protection and bottom–up empowerment, the chapter provides a tangible picture of responses to adapt to and mitigate the threats posed by environmental changes based on the movement of people within a country. It also combines concepts of environmental migration, human security, and internal displacement by reflecting the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The study confirms that in addition to the added value of the protection and empowerment of human security, nongovernmental partners are in a unique position to help ensure that people are protected from critical and pervasive threats as well as empower them to increase their resilience toward facing difficult circumstances, including chronic and future natural hazards.
The chapter highlights the outcome of the research project entitled “Human Security and the Practices of Empowerment in East Asia.”
This publication is part of the Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies Series. It can be accessed using the following link.