Climate Change A Significant Factor In Migration; Severe Droughts Exacerbate Conflict

30 Jan 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

New research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), seeking confirmation of casual links between climate conditions and migration indicates that in specific circumstances, climate conditions can lead to increased migration and, indirectly, can cause conflict.“This research touches upon the topic widely covered in the media. We contribute to the debate on climate-induced migration by providing new scientific evidence,” says Raya Muttarak of IIASA and University of East Anglia.Assuming that asylum seekers are more likely to be influenced by conflict than other migrants, the researchers used data complied by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR)...

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