No Place to Call Home: Protecting Children’s Rights when the Changing Climate Forces them to Flee

Pegram, Joni and Oakes, Robert (2017). No Place to Call Home: Protecting Children’s Rights when the Changing Climate Forces them to Flee. UNICEF UK.

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    Author Pegram, Joni
    Oakes, Robert
    Title No Place to Call Home: Protecting Children’s Rights when the Changing Climate Forces them to Flee
    Publication Date 2017
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher UNICEF UK
    Pages 33
    Language eng
    Abstract Around the world, approximately 1 in 45 children are on the move – nearly 50 million boys and girls that have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced within their own countries. Climate-related events and their impacts are already contributing significantly to these staggering numbers, with 14.7 million people facing new internal displacement as a result of weather-related disasters in 2015 alone. As in all crises, children are the most vulnerable. Their physical, psychological and emotional immaturity and their reliance on adults for security means that they are exposed to a variety of unique and heightened risks. Despite the enormous risks they face, children have been largely overlooked in the emerging discourse, research and policy-making on climate-related migration and displacement. This report seeks to begin addressing this omission by presenting some of the ways in which children are acutely affected, and exploring why their rights – as set down in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, or the Convention) – must be at the heart of addressing this challenge.
    UNBIS Thesaurus MIGRATION
    CHILDREN
    HUMAN RIGHTS
    CLIMATE CHANGE
    Keyword Loss and damage
    Copyright Holder UNICEF UK
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type Creative commons
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