Climate Emergency: Forced from Home, SDG Media Zone (16-24 September 2021)
This video was produced by The Stream, Al Jazeera English, in a collaboration with the UN SDG Media Zone.
In 2019 alone, weather-related hazards triggered nearly 25 million displacements in 140 countries, says the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), warning that without ambitious climate action and disaster risk reduction, climate-related disasters could double the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance to over 200 million each year by 2050.
Andrew Harper, Special Advisor on Climate Action, UN Refugee Agency;
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone;
Hindou Ibrahim, Environmental Activist and SDG Advocate;
Host: Femi Oke.