Series: Migration Studies Volume: 16
By: Suwattana Thadaniti(Editor), Supang Chantavanich(Editor)
201 pages, 123 colour illustrations
The Impact of Displaced People's Temporary Shelters on Their Surrounding Environment is one of four volumes on a major empirical migration study by leading Thai migration specialists from Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This volume discusses the environmental impact of temporary shelters for displaced people along the Thai-Myanmar border. Of nine shelters, three were selected for detailed study: Ban Tham Hin (Ratchaburi province), Ban Mai Nai Soi (Mae Hong Son province), and Ban Mae La (Tak province). For each shelter, various research methods were used to assess the environmental conditions, analyse the ways of living and use of resources by displaced persons, and disclose their perceptions of the environmental conditions they face. The environmental impact of the shelters on the surrounding areas were also assessed by listening to officials and representatives.
The Impact of Displaced People's Temporary Shelters on Their Surrounding Environment provides realistic policy recommendations for a durable solution for refugees at the borders. Practitioners and policymakers from governments, international organizations and NGOs will benefit from its findings. The volume is also helpful for anyone studying forced migration and its denouement in the age of globalization.
- Desk Review
- Displaced persons' temporary settlement along the Thai-Burmese Border: State of Affairs from an environment perspective
- Way of Living and Resource Utilisation of the Displaced People
- Environmental Impact Assessment of the Displaced People's Temporary Shelter
- Conclusions and Recommendations
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