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Conflict, Climate and Displacement: Exploring the evidence from a humanitarian perspective
Organiser(s): Sarah Njeri

Excerpt:
According to Oxfam, an estimated 20 million people a year are forcefully displaced from their homes because of climate-fuelled disasters. Often this occurs in violent or politically fragile contexts. Oxfam suggests that this is the number one driver of internal displacement over the last decade [1]. While robust scientific evidence of the relationship between climate induced conflict, displacement is lacking and/or is contested, there is general agreement that these are sometimes indirectly linked, i.e., factors that play a role in increasing conflict risk and displacement may be reinforced by climate change and that forced displacement does happen due to climate fuelled disasters [2]. Thus, climate change acts as a threat multiplier for communities compounding the vulnerabilities of soc ..
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