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Climate Emergency: Forced from Home, SDG Media…

24 September 2021

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Climate Emergency: Forced from Home, SDG Media Zone (16-24 September 2021)

Production Date: 
24 Sep 2021

Video Length

00:25:12

Asset Language: 
English

Summary: 
UNHCR's Special Advisor on Climate Action, Andrew Harper; Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown, Sierra Leone; and SDG Advocate Hindou Ibrahim discuss the urgent need to protect the increasing number of people displaced by the impacts of climate change.
Description: 

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. 

Speakers:

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.

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