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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Climate change and the Horn of Africa crisis

Unpacking climate change and the Horn of Africa crisis Alex Randall Alex is coordinator of the Climate and Migration Coalition. His work focuses on international policy and advocacy on the rights of people who move due to climate change impacts. Image: Dollo Ado,...

Climate change and migration in South Africa

Climate change and migration in South Africa Marina Mastrorillo Marina’s research focuses on the analysis of complex and dynamic systems, with emphasis on network theory and agent-based models applied to social and economic issues, particularly concerning developing...

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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Climate change and the Horn of Africa crisis

Unpacking climate change and the Horn of Africa crisis Alex Randall Alex is coordinator of the Climate and Migration Coalition. His work focuses on international policy and advocacy on the rights of people who move due to climate change impacts. Image: Dollo Ado,...

Climate change and migration in South Africa

Climate change and migration in South Africa Marina Mastrorillo Marina’s research focuses on the analysis of complex and dynamic systems, with emphasis on network theory and agent-based models applied to social and economic issues, particularly concerning developing...

Unpacking climate, migration and armed conflict

Climate change related displacement and migration are often viewed as security concerns, particularly among policy makers and the media. Headlines in recent years, for example, have focused on drought and environmental refugees in Syria, attributing some of the...

Climate migration, or trapped populations?

Raphael J. Nawrotzki Media reports claim that climate change will cause massive international migration over the 21st century. This possibility sparks fears of waves of  'climate refugees', fleeing poor developing countries and flooding into industrialized nations to...

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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)