World experiencing era of climate migration, Africa in greatest danger, says IOM head

The director general-elect of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) called for urgent solutions to address climate change and human mobility challenges because the world has entered “the era of climate migration.”

Amy Pope said in a statement on Friday that urgent solutions are needed to address climate change and human mobility on continental scale.

“African countries are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, experiencing the dire impacts of the climate crisis including drought, flooding, extreme weather temperatures, rising sea levels,” it said, adding that without a climate action plan, up to 105 million people are feared to become internal migrants by 2023 in Africa alone.

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