Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year.

About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show.

Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia

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Rising number of children prey to deadly malnutrition in conflict-hit Mali.

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Puerto Ricans could be newest US 'climate refugees.'

Hurricane Maria's destruction on Puerto Rico could spawn one of the largest mass migration events in the United States' recent history, experts say, as tens of thousands of storm victims flee the island territory to rebuild their lives on the U.S. mainland.

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Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries.

The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows that will inevitably result.

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Activists vow not to give up fight against evictions as India's biggest dam opened.

Ahead of the ceremony, protesters stood in waist-deep water, demanding help for 40,000 families uprooted by the project.

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Australia has 'golden opportunity' to help shape world refugee debate, says report.

Australia has a “golden opportunity” to help shape worldwide refugee protection for the 21st century, and to “pre-empt future shocks” of forced migration in the region, a new Lowy Institute paper argues.

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Climate migrants might reach one billion by 2050.

ROME, Aug 21 2017 (IPS) - Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or floods, extreme weather, destruction of natural resources, in particular lands, soils and water, and the consequence of severe livelihoods conditions, famine and starvation.

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The Rising Storm: New book details connection between climate disasters, migration.

In Todd Miller’s prescient new book, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security, the Tucson journalist and author travels the globe to document how climate disasters are uprooting people from their homes.

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"Hidden" hunger crisis in Congo pushing it closer to famine.

"It's a humanitarian tsunami, but it's a silent tsunami, that's the problem"

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