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Mizoram firm on repatriation of Bru refugees this year

The Mizoram government this time is determined to go ahead with the repatriation process of over 33,000 Reang (Bru) refugees presently lodged in six relief camps of North Tripura district for last 22 years.

Internal climate migration a challenge to creating climate resilient Bangladesh

“These people mostly take shelter in Dhaka, which is currently in no position to absorb 10 million more people” The government’s vision of turning Bangladesh into a climate resilient country by 2030 would be hard to achieve as climate migrants would affect the procedure, said environmental experts at a press briefing yesterday.

Taking India’s climate migrants seriously – Ecologise

Given the scale of the problem, India’s response to climate migration has been woefully inadequate. Administrative lethargy or the lack of foresight and planning will only exacerbate the suffering and plight of climate migrants.

Governments are planning for climate-driven migration – in the worst way possible

The world is preparing for climate-driven migration in the worst way possible, not by attempting to mitigate and tackle the root causes of climate change, but with increased militarization and tougher immigration policies.

Environmental conservation in a refugee crisis: when calling it a cross-cutting issue is not enough – Humanitarian Practice Network

It’s hard for me to forget 21 January 2018 − the day I first entered the world’s largest refugee camp with my International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) colleagues. More than 700,000 forcibly displaced people had taken shelter in Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar, fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar.

The Story of Migration Is More Positive Than We’ve Been Led to Believe

Many stories of migration, particularly about African migrants, deal with conflict or a mass exodus, but there is more to these narratives

Displaced by climate change, migrant children fall victim to abuse and crime

Preventive and curative measures have been recommended to handle the issue Aminul was only nine years old when his family was forced to leave their home on the island of Bhola-at the mouth of the Meghna River-after incessant rains resulted in massive soil erosion and floods.

Big tech firms are racing to track climate refugees

To be an undocumented refugee, these days, is to exist in many places and to not exist at all. It is to have your movements, words, and actions tracked, archived, and multiplied. It is to live between fences, tents, and databases-one new entry per doctor’s visit, per bag of rice, per canister of water.

‘Participatory’ adaptation plans aren’t working for migrants in cities

A paper in the latest issue of the journal Environment and Urbanization highlights how urban plans for adapting to climate change often leave out migrant populations living in informal settlements. Guest bloggers Eric Chu and Kavya Michael call for a rethink.

It’s not too late to reverse climate change – Landscape News

Recent studies find that the prevention of irreversible climate catastrophes require the world’s population to commit to transformative change within the next decade. On 12-14 May, the Global Landscapes Forum Kyoto (GLF Kyoto) event entitled “Climate, Landscapes and Lifestyles: It is Not Too Late” focused on making this commitment a reality.

Online course: Climate change and migration: predictions, politics and policy

This lecture provides grounding in both climate change and migration. These are two vital building blocks in our exploration of how climate change is reshaping migration. We’ll delve into the history of climate change and explore how (some) humans have radically altered the atmosphere.

Setting the Record Straight About African Migration | by Folashadé Soulé & Camilla Toulmin

Cynical politicians in Europe and the United States claim, for the sake of winning votes, that immigrants are “invading” their countries, threatening to steal locals’ jobs, or worse. When it comes to Africa, nothing could be further from the truth, because, contrary to widespread belief, no mass exodus is occurring.

A Guatemalan Teen Was Fleeing Climate Change. Then He Died in U.S. Custody

After a long drought, 16-year-old Juan de León Gutierrez left home. He became the third Guatemalan minor to die in U.S. custody in 6 months.

Migrant children get a shot at continuing education

Laxmi’s parents migrated last autumn, after celebrating the local harvest festival Nuakhai. Like other seasonal migrant workers of Odisha’s western districts, they migrated from their village to work in a brick kiln. It was the first time that 9-year-old Laxmi was moving from her village to a completely new place.

Internal Displacement “Deserves Visibility”

Featured, Global, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Migration & Refugees, North America, Population, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations Migration & Refugees – More people are displaced inside their own countries than ever before, and only higher figures can be expected without urgent long-term action, a new report found.

‘No other option’: Climate change driving many to flee Guatemala

Camotan, Guatemala – The rains in the village of Tizamarte in the eastern Guatemalan department of Chiquimula no longer arrive as they did in the past. “Before it was beautiful, we used to have two harvests a year,” Transito Gutierrez told Al Jazeera. “Now not one [crop] survives,” she said.

What the data tell us about attitudes to migration in Europe

Despite the rise of anti-immigrant parties in sections of Europe, a recent analysis shows that public opinion on immigration has become more positive in Europe. While variations exist, with Sweden and Hungary making up the extremes, attitudes toward immigrants are generally stable, said an analysis by the Migration Policy Center (MPC) of the European University Institute.

As men migrate for jobs, women left to man fields – Times of India

DARBHANGA: It’s harvest season, and you will see mostly women working on the farms here. Women farmers, women share croppers and women farm labourers, all busy cutting and gathering the ripe wheat crop. The men are missing. The Mithila-Kosi-Seemanchal region, comprising almost half the of total 40 parliamentary constituencies in the state, is home to many small farmers and landless families.

The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change

Thousands of Central American migrants trudging through Mexico towards the US have regularly been described as either fleeing gang violence or extreme poverty. But another crucial driving factor behind the migrant caravan has been harder to grasp: climate change.

Climate now biggest driver of migration, study finds

The effects of climate change, including floods and extreme temperatures, have become more important push factors in migration than economic inequality or conflict, according to a global study. The study, undertaken by a team at the University of Otago in New Zealand, looked at migration data from 198 countries of origin to 16 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) between 1980 and 2015.