Communities across the world are fleeing, forced from their homes by flooding, drought and the social, economic and political instability that these turbulent conditions bring.
Climate refugees have no support under existing legislation. Unlike those fleeing war and persecution, people displaced by climate-related disasters have no legal recognition as refugees, leaving them exposed and vulnerable.
At EJF, we refuse to stand idly by. We are petitioning and lobbying governments to secure international protection for climate refugees. We are calling on the UN for a Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change, to guide international action on climate-induced displacement.
Your donation will help us to continue raising awareness of the plight of climate refugees, until governments can no longer ignore our collective calls for change.