Environmental Disasters and Migration

  title={Environmental Disasters and Migration},
  author={Lingu{\`e}re Mously Mbaye and Klaus F. Zimmermann},
This paper reviews the effect of environmental disasters on migration. Although there is an increase of environmental disasters and migration over the past years, the relationship is complex. While some authors find that environmental disasters increase migration, others show that they have only a marginal or no effect or are even negative. Migration appears to be an insurance mechanism against environmental shocks. Remittances help to decrease households' vulnerability to shocks but also… CONTINUE READING