Watch How Climate change and Refugees are they linkedadmin 9th July 2019 0 COMMENTS
Climate change means extreme weather events are happening more often and with greater force. Rising sea levels, droughts, floods, wildfires and other natural hazards are forcing people to flee their homes.
Precious Ryrhayo, a displaced Zimbabwean says, “I was sleeping when then water fell inside the house, then we woke up and ran away.”
Most people are displaced in their own countries but people may also cross borders to find safety. Climate change can also intensify conflicts as people compete for scarce resources. When disasters interact with the effects of conflict and violence, come people fleeing this context may become refugees.
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