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Environmental migrants: The neglected refugees

By: Yara JAMALI ELO | Mairead DUNDAS Follow | Maeva LEFEBVRE | Marina BERTSCH
1 min

In this instalment of FRANCE 24's special series on the Paris Climate Conference, we look at the frontline victims of climate change.


The populations are already forced to endure floods, droughts, cyclones or rising sea levels.

By 2050, the number of people displaced by the environment could reach more than 200 million.

But where will they go? For the moment this new wave of migrants has no form of protection.

For more, we speak to the Maldives' ambassador to Belgium and the EU, Ahmed Shiaan.

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