CONFLICT, CLIMATE AND MIGRATION
Reflections on the changes and challenges in international development assistance
There are thought to be around 110 million displaced people globally (UNHCR). According to the UN, “Displacement today is characterized by the sheer scale of people displaced by protracted wars and conflicts, by political instability prompting coups d’états, by competition for scarce water and food resources, and by the deadly impact of climate change, all exacerbated by inflation, inequality, environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, leading to yet more displacements.”*
The displacement of people on a scale never seen before has significant implications for how the community that responds to people in crisis across the world. Overall funding is increasingly stretched, as the number of crises to respond to increases; the sheer number of people on the move challenges our perceptions of what can be done, and how people can be assisted. Disinformation undermines the efforts of those migrating and those aiming to provide support.
In the midst of this enormous, multi-faceted challenge, we are in need of stories of change, narratives not heard enough, ideas that bring hope and propositions that make us think again.
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