Research by the UNU-IAS Fukushima Global Communication programme (FGC) is featured in the new report Global Estimates 2015: People Displaced by Disasters, published by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). The annual Global Estimates report is the established reference for policymakers on the global scale, scope and nature of disaster-induced displacement, and in 2015 it places a special focus on the issue of protracted displacement.
Ana Mosneaga (Research Associate, UNU-IAS) authored one of several “Spotlight Cases” within the report, focusing on protracted displacement in Japan after the March 2011 disasters. Her contribution, “Living in limbo four years after the Tohoku Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident disaster” (pages 67–69) provides an overview of the current situation and challenges facing evacuees from the areas affected by the nuclear accident in Fukushima and by the earthquake and tsunami in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures, where the damage from the tsunami was most severe.
The report is available to download on the IDMC website.