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Weston Roundtable - The Refugee Archipelago: A global assessment of the enviro-climatic marginality of UNHCR refugee camps

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Thursday, April 19
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Jamon Van Den Hoek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

1163 Mechanical Engineering



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Erin Smith

There are 17.2 million people under UNHCR mandate in 126 countries who have fled war, political persecution, and natural disasters. Refugee camps offer security and stability but remain vulnerable due to their environmental and geographic marginalization as well as restrictions on land-based livelihoods. This research presents the first global-level assessment of enviro-climatic marginality of refugee camps using satellite datasets, and offers a unique perspective on conditions and potential consequences underlying protracted refugee scenarios.