IOM Study: "Disaster Risk Management and Human Mobility in Six SADC Countries"
To enhance the understanding of the specific disaster risks in Southern Africa, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a desk review to explore key concepts of hazard, exposure, vulnerability and resilience, taking into account human mobility aspects. This report presents the findings from the review and is divided into a global chapter, a regional overview of Southern Africa specifically focusing on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and six country chapters elaborating the findings from the six target countries of the desk review, namely, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Each country chapter includes a hazards and vulnerability map as well as sections on hazards, development challenges and vulnerabilities, migration trends and patterns, and disaster risk management and governance systems. The report ends with an analysis and conclusion as well as recommendations.