Exploring Resilience: A Comparative Narrative Analysis of Refugee Experiences in Urban and Rural Settlements

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Hamza Dastgir
Sultan Awan


This study examined the dynamic and multifaceted impacts of climate change on global systems, integrating quantitative data analysis with qualitative stakeholder insights to explore the effectiveness of current mitigation strategies. Quantitative analysis revealed a significant increase in global temperatures, with a marked rise in extreme weather events, documenting temperature anomalies and a 23% increase in such events from the 1980s to the 2010s. Concurrently, qualitative interviews with policymakers and activists highlighted a divergence in perceptions regarding the adequacy of these strategies, with only 50% of activists feeling that current measures were sufficient, compared to 85% of policymakers. This disparity underscores the existing challenges in bridging scientific recommendations with public policy and community expectations. The study's strength lies in its comprehensive approach, combining robust statistical data with deep narrative insights, though it faces limitations due to the inherent uncertainties in predictive modeling and potential biases in subjective qualitative data. This research not only enriches the academic discourse on climate change but also stresses the need for an inclusive approach that considers both scientific and humanistic perspectives in policy-making.

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Hamza Dastgir, Physio Care, Lahore Pakistan

Physio Care, Lahore Pakistan

Sultan Awan, NHS, Role specialist physiotherapist band 6, UK.

NHS, Role specialist physiotherapist band 6, UK.