The Causes of Refugees. Environmental, Climate, Political and Social Jess Everingham and Jess Long . Environmental.
Environmental, Climate, Political and Social
Jess Everingham and Jess Long
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”.
Reasons for displacement include land degradation, drought, deforestation, natural disasters. There are currently between 25-30 million environmental refugees worldwide.
During 2009, 631,905
asylum seekers were
“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.”
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.