Environmental disasters cause more migration in the country

  • by Matty Logan (Kathmandu)
  • International news agency

You may not know from the media that tens of millions of people leaving their homes due to conflicts or environmental emergencies are usually the last option, but they have (at least temporarily) moved to another part of themselves. nation. In 2020, nearly 40 million people in 149 countries/regions took such actions, 75% of which were due to climate or environmental hazards. (Others were displaced by the conflict).Today we are talking about this with Diogo Serraglio South American Environmental Immigration Network, or RESAMA.

In Nepal, the annual monsoon usually causes devastating and deadly floods and landslides, destroying hundreds or even thousands of lives. Many of them built temporary shelters almost immediately or were placed in nearby emergency shelters until they could rebuild on their own land. But in some cases, the displaced people just give up and leave, hoping to restart their lives in a new place. In the end, if things go well, they will be absorbed by the community and the larger community.

Diogo told me that this is normal on a global scale-people who immigrate to a new place in a country find that they need to build a new life on their own. However, work is underway to create an international framework to guide how to treat the displaced; the challenge is to translate these peerless promises into hot food and housing for people to live in. Diogo explained that Covid-19 has made this more difficult.

A note before we start-Diogo refers to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.That’s the abbreviation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, The organization that hosted COP26 and the previous 25 meetings in November last year.

Now please listen to my conversation with Diogo Serraglio.

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