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16 Sep 2020

Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean - Chapter 25

What are the future climate scenarios in North and West Africa?
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This contribution shows how North and West Africa are highly exposed to climate change and threatened by extreme heat, food and water shortages. These climatic factors, in combination with other political and socioeconomic factors, will add pressure in the future to African economies and livelihoods, and may affect migration flows, often internal and to urban areas, as already observed.