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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 fights for humane and empowering policies to protect people who move, and for public acceptance and support.

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Displaced by climate-related disasters in the last 7 years


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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News and blogs

Forced migration and the climate change negotiations

This post is based on the paper Forced Migration After Paris COP21: Evaluating the “Climate Change Displacement Coordination Facility,” by Phillip Warren in the Columbia Law Review. Phillip Warren The notion that climate change will cause extensive and largely...

Climate change and colonial history make a toxic combination

New research linking climate and conflict might actually tell us more about colonialism New research points to a powerful link between climate change and armed conflict. It also finds that countries that are ethnically mixed are more likely to experience this kind of...

Research Round Up: common but differentiated capabilities

Righting Climate Wrongs by Empowering Vulnerable Communities Joshua D. McBee Climate change is unfairly burden poorer countries and wealthy countries that have contributed the most tend to be affected the least. The responsibility for addressing the crisis is...

Images on this page

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)