Conflict & climate change
We’re living in an age of forced migration. People are on the move as never before, uprooted and forced out of their homes by wars, persecution and weather disasters often caused or made worse by climate change. Every minute on average, 84 children, women and men leave their homeland head for another country – 24 of them displaced by conflict and 60 forced out by disasters like floods or droughts.
The challenge is how to turn forced displacement into economic opportunity, both for the millions of families seeking a new life in another country, and for the countries receiving them.