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West Africa carries a long history of human mobility in relation to environmental changes, and intraregional mobility still represents the most significant feature of migration in the region. Besides being among the most highly affected by climate change in the future, the West Africa region needs… Read More
Migration en Afrique de l´Ouest et du Nord et à travers la Mediterannée - Chapitre 25Quels sont les futurs scénarios climatiques en Afrique du Nord et en Afrique de l’Ouest ?
Le présent chapitre montre en quoi l’Afrique du Nord et l’Afrique de l’Ouest sont fortement exposées au changement climatique et menacées par la chaleur extrême et des pénuries de nourriture et d’eau. Ces facteurs climatiques, alliés à des facteurs politiques et socioéconomiques, vont faire peser… Read More
Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean - Chapter 25What are the future climate scenarios in North and West Africa?
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… Read More
Mobility in West African countries has long been a traditional adaptation strategy to climatic stressors. Present environmental changes are stressing the agricultural sector, which accounts for 35 per cent of West Africa’s GDP and employs over 80 per cent of the workforce. Employment in agriculture… Read More
Mobility has constituted a key element of livelihood strategies in the West African Sahel region and in Senegal for a long time. It has allowed households to diversify the places and sources of revenue accessible to them, and in this way, adapt to a resource-poor environment. In the last decades,… Read More
Migration, climate change and the environment present a complex set of cross-cutting issues that are of growing importance for all of IOM’s activities. Since 2000, more than 750 projects have been funded and implemented worldwide in the context of IOM’s response to environmental migration. These… Read More
In the history of mankind, people have always migrated to cope with environmental changes. Now more than ever, the environment, the detrimental effects of climate change, and their links to migration are brought to public attention. This is of particular relevance for the African, Caribbean and… Read More
The consequences of climate change for migration present humanity with an unprecedented challenge. Since the early 1990s, IOM has been active in the area of migration, climate change and the environment, and has carried out programmes to address this challenge in more than 40 countries in the… Read More
International Migration, Vol. 49(Supplement s1) 2011 Environmentally Induced Migration in the Context of Social Vulnerability
International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of… Read More
Cette étude commune à paraître a deux objectifs : premièrement d’analyser l’évolution historique du climat dans le Sahel, d’identifier les régions où des problèmes se posent avec une acuité particulière (nommées « points chauds ») et de déterminer les implications potentielles des variations… Read More
This joint study has two objectives: to analyze the historical climate trends in the region, identify hotspots and determine the potential implications for livelihoods which depend on natural resources; and to provide recommendations for improving conflict and migration sensitivity in adaptation… Read More