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The Causes of Refugees

Environmental, Climate, Political and Social

Jess Everingham and Jess Long


Environmental

The Climate Institute defines environmental refugees as  “people fleeing from environmental crises; because an inability to gain a livelihood due to environmental degradation, natural disasters, or development projects”.

Desertification

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Reasons for displacement include land degradation, drought, deforestation, natural disasters. There are currently between 25-30 million environmental refugees worldwide.


Climate Change Refugees


Political


During 2009, 631,905

asylum seekers were

recognised as

Refugees.


“Refugee Council CEO Paul Power said the UNHCR statistics emphasised the self-serving nature of much of the political debate about asylum seekers in Australia.”


Social

An 18 year old, Afghan refugee who lives with 5 other refugees in an apartment in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. These refugees are too afraid to leave the apartment for fear of being harassed by the local population or the police.


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