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Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa

Climate change vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa
  • United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). June 2012
  • This study seeks to examine the personal experiences of people who have become refugees or internally displaced persons in the East and Horn of Africa, and to better understand: 1) How they perceive and manage the impact of climatic change and increased environmental stress in their areas of origin; 2) The ways in which growing environmental stressors interact with other factors affecting their lives and livelihoods; 3) How, and to what extent, climatic and environmental change has contributed to their vulnerability or resilience; 4) If, how and to what extent climatic change and environmental impacts have played a role in their decisions to move away from their homelands. With regards to water, perceptions of water availability and scarcity are analysed.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Perceptions, Refugees, Vulnerability, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Governments, International community, International organizations
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Key messages, Research study
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Published in 2015