@HSlim_Oxford @UNReliefChief @Francescorocca @Irish_Aid @iascch @Charter4Change Can I just say a big thank you @HSlim_Oxford for this. It’s not an easy conversation to be had but I admire your honest critique and introspection. Thank you.
This is such an incredible story - refugees are being trained to work as rangers in Guatemala’s national parks, from the tropical forests in north-eastern Petén that make up the largest protected area in Central America, to UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserves and Mayan ruins. https://t.co/WQ3COJDI0W
Not only does #climatechange contribute to conflict and displacement, most of those displaced are in climate vulnerable regions.
"They are on the frontlines in the battle against climate change"- UNHCR's Special Advisor on Climate Action
I have been forever in awe and in love with these kings of the mountains but they are increasingly vulnerable and on the IUCN Red List. #Climatechange is modifying their natural habitats and is also expected to reduce their numbers by two thirds by 2070:
With the southern hemisphere winter approaching, UNHCR is worried of worsening conditions for the 1.5 million displaced Venezuelans who have fled to Latin America's southern cone. UNHCR bracing for a deepening of the crisis and stepping up winter support:
Tragic blaze in displacement camp in eastern Nigeria kills two and leaves thousands without shelter. Escalating violence + COVID risks threaten displaced Nigerians sheltering in overcrowded camps and settlements where physical distancing is impossible.