Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa

Type

Report

Author

Afifi, Tamer
Govil, Radha
Sakdapolrak, Patrick
Warner, Koko

Title

Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa

Year

2010

Publisher

United Nations University

Abstract

The mass exodus of people from Somalia to Kenya and Ethiopia in late 2010 and throughout 2011, spurred by the intertwined impacts of severe drought and continuing civil war, has provided a devastating backdrop for the main aim of this exploratory study: to understand the extent to which refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) – as “people of concern” to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – have perceived, experienced and responded to climatic variability and long-term negative climatic change in the East and Horn of Africa.

Citation

Afifi, T., Govil, R., Sakdapolrak, P. and Warner, K. (2012). Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa. Report No. 1. Partnership between UNU and UNHCR. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).