Who’s going to help the world’s 41 million displaced people?

Every day, thousands of people risk their lives by crossing borders to escape wars and natural disasters.

But many more have no choice but to stay in their own countries.

And last year the number of people described as internally displaced was at a record 41 million – more than double the number of refugees.

Increasingly, people are becoming homeless because of cyclones, floods and droughts, which are more frequent because of climate change.

But why is the world ignoring their plight?

Who’s responsible for protecting them?

Presenter: Halla Mohieddeen

Guests:

Alexandra Bilak – director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Francois Gemenne – professor of environmental geopolitics and migration dynamics at The Paris Institute of Political Studies

Marianna Karakoulaki – co-editor of the book “Critical Perspectives on Migration in the 21st Century”

Source: Al Jazeera News

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