Climate migrants deserve equity, capacity and human rights

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25th May, 2016 04:10:36 PM printer

Climate migrants deserve equity, capacity and human rights

Government and Civil Society Leaders from climate vulnerable countries yesterday demanded equity, capacity and human rights from global community for climate induced migrants.

"Climate induced displacement which is being increasing in climate vulnerable countries like Bangladesh, deserve equity, capacity and human rights treatment from global community especially from UN as they are not at all responsible for this fate," said Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque.

The plea came at the side event of World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) titled "Climate induced Displacement: Humanitarian and Right Perspective" held at Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center in Istanbul.

The event was organized by fifteen civil society organizations from the world and moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of COAST Bangladesh.

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said, "Climate vulnerable countries should not depend on solution of climate induced displacement only on United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) frame work."

"The problem should be placed in UN general and security council and form a separate wing like 1951 refugee convent," he suggested.


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