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Living with Floods in a Mobile Southeast Asia

Reviews migration and floods in Southeast Asia, including mobile political ecology of vulnerability, resilience and social justice. Examines fishing, farming, and migration around Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Explores how migrants seek out and live with floods in Mingalar Kwet Thet, Yangon, Myanmar and four rural villages in Laos. Presents impact of the major flood in Thailand in 2011 and migration experiences of poor urban migrants and reasons for settling in flood area of Malabon city in the Philippines. Considers linkages between migration, rapid urbanization and floods in Hanoi, Vietnam and flooding in a city of migrants in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. Includes impact of severe floods in Johor State, Malaysia and synthesis and implications for floods and migrants’ policy.