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World Refugee Day: climate change and displacement

In mid-2023, 110 million people were displaced worldwide - a significant increase from 82.4 million in 2021. According to the UNHCR's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), one third of these displacements are climate-related. Floods, droughts, storms - on top of current wars - are forcing people to leave their homes. This is the highest number in a decade. These figures highlight the urgent need to identify and implement effective measures to tackle the climate crisis.

Katharina Schulte

Spokesperson for the Viega Group and part of the Corporate Communications team