The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing a project on "Assessing the Migration, Climate Change and Conflict Dimension in the Lake Chad region", covering Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria. The objective of the project is to strengthen the evidence on climate-related migration in the Lake Chad Basin and its impacts on livelihoods, so as to inform governmental and humanitarian policies and action.
Supporting the most vulnerable to respond to climate change
The GCCA was established by the European Union (EU) in 2007 to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS).
South Asia, comprising 8 countries including Bangladesh, the Maldives and Nepal, is affected by a range of natural disasters including floods, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), storm surges, droughts, cyclones and heavy precipitation. These disasters take a huge toll as they displace thousands of people every year. The impact of natural hazards is amplified by the following facts: most countries in the region lack strong economies and infrastructure, majority of the population and the industries depend on land resources, and large proportions of the population live in environmentally vulnerable areas.
The State of Environmental Migration series gathers the expertise of researchers, students and professionals to provide an annual assessment of the changing nature and dynamics of environment- and climate-related migration throughout the world.