Environmentally Displaced Persons


Journal Article


Mileski, T
Malish-Sazdovska, M


Environmentally Displaced Persons




Environmental Policy and Law

Vol (No), pp

48(2), 133-137


[…]this choice of terminology served to expand the importance and seriousness of the issue of “environmental refugees”. Because of this, “environmental refugees” were separated from access to the legally regulated status afforded to refugees by the UN. UNHCR said that in some cases migrants could worsen the social and economic situation in the areas to which they emigrate, and thus directly affect the national security of the country they inhabit. […]emphasis was placed on emerging issues in the areas where they settled, rather than on the suffering of the refugees themselves. According to the National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP), from 1985 onward, the smelting furnace emitted concentrations of lead, cadmium and zinc 100 times higher than the permissible limits. According to these tests, zinc contamination is found to be most common in tobacco (340-650 mg/kg), then in parsley (190-240 mg/kg) and spinach (92-129 mg/kg).


Mileski, T. and M. Malish-Sazdovska (2018). “Environmentally Displaced Persons.” Environmental Policy and Law 48(2): 133-137. URL : https://search.proquest.com/docview/2206969315/abstract/29C0F8A983C4E9FPQ/1?accountid=14610