Displacement in a Changing Climate

Author: 
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Publisher: 
IFRC
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2021

 

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Millions of people around the world are displaced and moving in the context of disasters and the adverse effects of climate change. This is only set to worsen as climate change increases the intensity and frequency of sudden- and slow-onset hazards. We, collectively, have a duty to address the humanitarian impacts of climate-related displacement. But we do not need to wait until communities are displaced, we can and must take action now to protect them.

This report presents a collection of case studies of how Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide are protecting and assisting communities in the context of climate-related displacement. And it calls for more ambitious climate action and investment in local communities and local organizations to address this urgent humanitarian challenge.