We exist to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to climate change.

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Climate change could re-shape patterns of migration and displacement. Many will be forced from their homes by disasters. Others may want to move as a way of adapting unprecedented change. We exist to protect the rights of anyone facing these circumstances. We fight for humane and empowering policies to protect people who move, and for public acceptance and support.

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Video: understanding disasters, displacement and climate

Video: understanding climate, disasters and displacementAlex RandallAlex is the programme manager of the Climate & Migration CoalitionRecent disasters have left many asking questions about the relationship between climate change and disasters such as hurricanes...

Beyond Climate Migration : escaping the confines of a concept

Beyond Climate Migration : escaping the confines of a concept Dr Sarah Louise Nash Sarah is in 2016-17 Mercator IPC fellow at Istanbul Policy Centre. This blog post is based on discussions at the workshop ‘Beyond Climate Migration’ held at Istanbul Policy...

Placing climate change amongst the causes of disasters

Debates about whether climate change has played a role in a particular disaster tend to polarise very quickly. This post is an attempt to place climate change amongst the forces that create displacement and chaos after disasters.

157

Million
Displaced by climate-related disasters in the last 7 years

14.7

Million
Displaced by climate-related disasters last year

Disaster displacement by region

  • E. Asia / Pacific 30%
  • S. America / Carribean 27%
  • S. Asia 21%
  • Southern Africa 11%
  • N. America 7%

%

Displaced people from the world's poorest countries

Syria and climate change

What role did climate change play in the Syrian crisis? Our collection of resources explores these complex connections.

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Moving Stories

A collection of stories and resources exploring the real experiences of people who move due to the impacts of climate change. Explore our podcasts and videos and find out about our workshops.

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Videos and podcasts

Our videos and podcasts are an easy way to get to grips with some this issues around climate change and migration. They cover everything from policy, science and the experiences of people facing displacement.

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Video: understanding disasters, displacement and climate

Video: understanding climate, disasters and displacementAlex RandallAlex is the programme manager of the Climate & Migration CoalitionRecent disasters have left many asking questions about the relationship between climate change and disasters such as hurricanes...

Beyond Climate Migration : escaping the confines of a concept

Beyond Climate Migration : escaping the confines of a concept Dr Sarah Louise Nash Sarah is in 2016-17 Mercator IPC fellow at Istanbul Policy Centre. This blog post is based on discussions at the workshop ‘Beyond Climate Migration’ held at Istanbul Policy...

Placing climate change amongst the causes of disasters

Debates about whether climate change has played a role in a particular disaster tend to polarise very quickly. This post is an attempt to place climate change amongst the forces that create displacement and chaos after disasters.

Paddington: a bear crossing borders

The Paddington Bear stories and film are modern fables about the treatment of refugees. The Paddington film raises important questions about the legal status of people fleeing disasters, and makes a powerful case for the humane treatment of all migrants.

Images on this page

Zaatri refugee camp. EC / ECHO / Dina Baslan. From Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kenya, beans. Neil Palmer  / CIAT. From Flickr.

Malekula Island, Vanuatu. Tom Perry / World Bank. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Iraqi children look out at the sunset over the Bamarne informal camp for Internally Displaced Persons, in northern Iraq. Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Island and boat. Global Environment Facility / Pacific-IWRM. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Ganges Delta. From NASA 

Bangladesh. Adnan Islam. From Wikimedia Commons.  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Teafuafou island on the approach into Funfauti atoll, Tuvalu. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Families returning to their communities following the flooding in Pakistan.DFID / Russell Watkins. From Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)