2020 has been an unprecedented year where global challenges of migration, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic have collided. In this new blog series from the UNU Migration Network, we bring together contributions that explore the interrelations and impacts of climate change, COVID-19 and migration. The series examines these connections at a local and global level while highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 and climate change on migrants themselves. The contributions in this series span global geographies and discuss the implications for migrants, the United Nations and policymakers.
This series builds towards international migrants day to highlight the protection and multiple other challenges faced by migrants across the globe with a focus on the acute challenges of the COVID pandemic and climate change.
The first post in the series from Ilse Ruyssen and Charlotte Scheerens explore the relationships between climate change, migration and health.
The next post in the series by Sonja Fransen and Dominque Jolivet explores the impacts of COVID-19 on migrants attitudes in Amsterdam.