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Call for Papers: “Health and Health Care in the Context of Environmental and Climate-Related Migration”, The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
Submission deadline: 31 August 2020

Environmental hazards due to climate change and other anthropogenic processes are drivers of voluntary and forced migration, both cross-border and internally. These hazards include droughts, flooding, sea level rise, storms, salinization, land degradation, and deforestation, among others.

While human mobility can be an adaptive response to environmental change, a large part of migrants are considered displaced populations. In some regions, such as the Greater Horn of Africa, the scale of environmental forced displacement is substantial, posing a challenge for the displaced, host communities, aid organizations, and governments. The public health implications of environmental migration, however, are still not understood well.

This Special Issue welcomes original articles that address health issues related to environmental and climate-induced migration, in particular of people displaced by droughts and land degradation in low- and middle-income countries. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Slow onset events (droughts, salinization, soil erosion);
  • Sudden onset events (floods, cyclones);
  • Cross-border migration and forced displacement;
  • Internally displaced people;
  • Food and water safety, famine;
  • Mortality and morbidity, including infant and child health;
  • Disease outbreaks;
  • Mental health;
  • Gender-based violence;
  • Violent conflicts;
  • Availability and quality of health care services;
  • Living conditions in refugee camps and informal settlements.

Guest Editor: Dr. Barbara Schumann

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020

For more information, see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/health_environmental_migration 

Funding/Study/Work Opportunities

Doctoral Positions at INED (Institut National D’Etudes Démographiques), Paris, France (INED (Institut National D’Etudes Démographiques))
Application deadline: 29 May 2020

INED is recruiting 3 doctoral students on three-year contracts starting 1 October 2020. Applicants must fulfil the following three criteria:

  • Applicants must hold, or complete during the current academic year (2019-2020), a Master’s degree (M2) or equivalent in a discipline related to the population sciences and qualifying them for admission to a PhD programme in a French or foreign university.
  • Applicants must be enrolled (first enrollment) in a doctoral programme in a French or foreign university for the academic year 2020-2021.
  • The thesis director or the co-director of the thesis must be a researcher of INED. Candidates are called upon to directly solicit a researcher from INED in relation to their research theme.

There are no criteria in terms of age or nationality. 

Full information is available at: https://www.ined.fr/en/research/PhD-students/call-applications/ 

Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur la page suivante: https://www.ined.fr/fr/recherche/accueil-doctoral/appel-candidature/

Application deadline: 29 May 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon, Paris time)