The number and intensity of natural disasters is on the rise, while political violence remains at a very high level. Both phenomena often occur in the same areas, undermining human security and development, and causing considerable development setbacks. This report assesses the state of knowledge on the intersections between natural disasters and political violence based on a systematic and extensive review of the existing scientific literature. By doing so, it also identifies knowledge gaps to be addressed by future research.
Author: Tobias Ide, Decra Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He studies the intersections between global environmental change (including climate change) and peace, conflict and security.