Italy

DRC launches new efforts to address climate related displacement

What is the link between climate change and displacement of people? How do effects related to climate change affect vulnerable population and force them to flee their homes? These were some of the questions debated during the recent Climate Social Camp in Italy.

Effects of climate change increasingly relevant across the globe, not least to conflict-affected and other vulnerable populations. In Italy, where DRC works to support asylum seekers, migrants and refugees in transit or residing in the country, the Climate Social Camp in Turin from 25-29 July 2022 was a unique opportunity to meet other international movements - such as Fridays for Future and several ecologist groups – and discuss climate social justice. 

Climate social camp video

Giulia Spagna, DRC Italy’s Country Director, explains here why the climate crisis is a social crisis that needs further attention and action.

The Climate Social Camp in Italy was also an opportunity to advocate the importance of the role of DRC in supporting and protecting people who are increasingly affected by effects of climate change.

To better understand climate-induced displacement see also this video and learn about three key facts:

Three facts you probably don’t know about climate-induced displacement

Starting August 2022, DRC Italy is launching new efforts entirely dedicated to climate induced displacement. These including among more initiatives to advocate and raise awareness a column that will explore the complex relationship between climate change and displacement and identify actions to act concretely on it.   

Read the first episode of the column here (language: Italian)

And follow DRC Italy efforts on its Instagram and Facebook accounts.   

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