Climate change, migration and vulnerability to trafficking

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Time: 11.30am-1pm (BST)
Where: Online via Everywhere+
A group of woman wearing bright clothes and masks huddle under umbrellas, with a flooded river behind.

Women wait for relief distribution in the Lakhimpur district, Assam, India in September 2020. The Kakoi river in the background gets flooded when it rains in the nearby hills, causing floods and severe soil erosion (Photo: Indian Red Cross Society, via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)

Join us for a webinar to discuss a new, groundbreaking report that details the extent and impact of climate change on distress migration and human trafficking.

Climate change is increasing in frequency and intensity adding pressure to an already stressed system, placing the most vulnerable countries and communities at even greater risk of harm.

Faced with devastation, people are forced to migrate in despair within and across borders to protect their lives, escape from hunger, and earn livelihoods - making them vulnerable to human trafficking and slavery.

A new report from IIED, developed in partnership with PHIA Foundation and Aide et action, is among the first to provide an empirical and compelling evidence base on the links between climate change, migration and trafficking, and unpacks the underlying drivers that should be targeted by policymakers to deal with this nexus.