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By 2050, one in two climate migrants will be African, study shows

By Marie Toulemonde

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Posted on June 1, 2023 07:54

In 2022, climate-related disasters caused an additional 7.4 million internally displaced people in sub-Saharan Africa; a record number that could continue to grow in the absence of concrete mitigation measures.

The figures are alarming – by 2050, one in two internal climate migrants will be African, according to World Bank forecasts. In 2022, for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa, climate-related disasters caused almost as many internal displacements as conflict, which is also on the rise.

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