This report draws attention in countries that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. While producing the smallest amount of greenhouse gases, Africa is one of the continents most vulnerable to climate change, and with the greatest lack of adaptive capacity. Burundi and Somalia, which are the focus in the report, are considered among the ten most vulnerable countries in the world.
This report explores who are affected by climate related displacement, and how they are assisted and protected, when displaced within the borders of their own country or across borders.
In the case of cross-border displacement related to climate change, there is a protection gap. The report aims to raise awareness of displacement as one of the humanitarian impacts of climate change, as world leaders are gathered at the climate summit in Copenhagen.
Adaptation to climate change is urgent in order to avert, or reduce, the worst humanitarian consequences of climate change. The climate leaders must help the most vulnerable adapt to their changing reality.
The report recommends for the need of a strong and binding global climate change agreement, which protects the poorest and most vulnerable, including those displaced.