Climate Change-Induced Migration

By 2050, up to 1 billion people could be driven from their homes due to the worsening impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations, exacerbating growing tensions as increasing numbers of governments close their borders to immigration. Both sudden- and slow-onset weather events affect the migrants, who face numerous challenges around their livelihood, safety, mobility and access to health and social services. They are also impacted when climate changes affect their families back home, as they have to then provide increased financial support for their families to cope with the aftermath of such events.

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