Background: Despite an increase in scholarly and policy interest regarding the impacts of environmental change on migration, empirical knowledge in the field remains varied, patchy, and limited. Generalised discourse on environmental migration frequently oversimplifies the complex channels through which environmental change influences the migration process
Climate change is one of today's major challenges, and among the causes of population movement and international migration. Climate migrants impact health systems and how their ability to respond and adapt to their needs and patterns. To date, the resilience of health systems in the context of climate change has barely been explored.
In the Middle East and North Africa, migration is a key trend. The region hosts roughly 14 per cent of the global international migrant stock (refugees and other interna-tional migrants), including those originating from within the region and those arriving from outside the region.
Forced Migration Review Issue 59, October 2018: Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration
Second informal thematic session on “Addressing drivers of migration, including the adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and human-made crises, through protection and assistance, sustainable development and poverty eradication, conflict prevention and resolution”
22-23 May 2017, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The Global Compact for Migration (GCM) offers a unique opportunity to build on global frameworks and instruments to address the challenges of human mobility in the context of disasters and the adverse effects of climate change and to synthesize their messages in a coherent and cross-cutting way. Member States were encouraged to promote these messages during the GCM process.