The Impact of Disasters on Armed Conflicts

Grant number: DE190101268 | Funding period: 2019 - 2022



This project aims to conduct a comprehensive, cross-case study on the effect of major disasters on the intensity of ongoing armed conflicts. The numbers of natural disasters and of armed conflicts are on the rise, yet little is known about the interactions between both phenomena. This project will study 36 cases of disaster striking armed conflict zones to generate new knowledge natural disaster-related risks. The project will enable more targeted on the ground practices and policy measures in the domains of climate change adaptation, foreign policy, peace building and disaster risk reduction.

University of Melbourne Researchers