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Webinar on Droughts Impacts and Migration
26th March 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hosted by Lisa Thalheimer (ECI and CE) and Kees van der Geest (United Nations University)
Land degradation and drought are challenges that are intimately linked to food insecurity and migration. In just 15 years, the number of international migrants worldwide has risen, some of which are a result of environmental challenges. Recent trends appear to support the position that drought conditions increase population movements due to land degradation, and the loss of arable land.
The webinar investigates the interlinkage between drought and migration, exploring how drought affects vulnerability and the ability of communities to cope with the impacts of drought.