Climate change is the overlooked driver of Central American migration
Source(s): PRI’s Living on Earth, February 06, 2019
As people from Guatemala and Honduras continue to seek sanctuary in the US for a variety of reasons, including violence and poverty, another factor driving their migration has gotten much less attention: climate disruption.
Many members of the migrant “caravans” that made headlines during the 2018 US midterm elections are fleeing a massive drought that has lasted for five years.
This news is related to one of the 12 themes of the global conference on health and climate change.
You can find all the information on the theme “Facing the health challenges climate-related migration” by following the link.