IPCC Report Underscores Urgent Need for Protections for People Displaced by Climate

Please see below statement from Refugees International Climate Displacement Program Manager Kayly Ober:  

“The latest IPCC report shows us that we are already in the midst of a climate crisis—and that without swift action, climate-related hazards will only get worse. This trajectory will mean more disruptive and deadly events, such as extreme heatwaves and precipitation, which may force more people from their homes around the world.  

This future reality means that we need—now more than ever—to extend more robust and humane protection for families and communities that will be forced to move in the face of these ever-increasing events. 

Refugees International calls on the Biden administration to pursue a dramatic and unprecedented policy plan to address the global climate crisis and its impact on migration.”

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Refugees International Director of Communications Sarah Sheffer at ssheffer@refugeesinternational.org.

PHOTO CREDIT: Aerial picture taken on August 7, 2021, shows a track delimited burnt trees to a forest in Mugla district as Turkey. Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images