Walking into the eye of the storm: how the climate crisis is driving child migration and displacement

This report seeks to respond to this knowledge gap on the specific vulnerabilities of children and youth within the context of climate-driven displacement and provide a new, child-focused perspective. It places children’s voices at the heart of the study, speaking directly to 239 children, from 5 different countries and continents living in different types of climate conditions. In 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that the greatest single impact of climate change could be on human migration – with millions of people displaced by shoreline erosion, coastal flooding and agricultural disruption. Globally, an estimated 1.2 billion children live in an area at high risk of flooding, severe drought, or other climate threats that pose a serious risk to lives and livelihoods.