“Climate disasters are a huge driver of migration leaving women and girls in extremely vulnerable situations.”
Maliha Malikpour, women’s rights policy manager at ActionAid Afghanistan said, regarding the consequences of the climate crisis and conflict arising in this area.
In newly released research from ActionAid, women and girls displaced due to climate disasters are more likely to face domestic violence, sexual harassment, trafficking and forced early and child marriage. Unless governments act now to limit global warming at 1.5C – five million people will be forced to migrate due to climate disasters by 2050. Eight times more than current levels.
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