Loss and Damage from climate change in South Asia presents formidable challenges, especially for vulnerable communities. The region, with its dense population living in low-lying coastal areas, floodplains, and mountainous regions, faces a myriad of climate-induced disasters, including floods, cyclones, heatwaves, and droughts. These disasters result in loss of lives, livelihoods, and displacement of communities.

Climate-induced displacement and migration are particularly concerning, with women and children disproportionately affected. Addressing these challenges requires urgent action. Policies and mechanisms must be implemented to address the needs of those facing loss and damage. This includes support for adaptation, compensation for losses, and assistance for relocation and resettlement.

CANSA, with its members and partners are engaged in building a regional campaign to ensure delivery of climate justice for communities facing and experiencing economic and non-economic Loss and Damage with special focus on climate induced displacement and migration especially women and children.