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Food security and emigration | Why people flee and the impact on family members left behind in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras | Research report

Building on the results and recommendations of the exploratory study on the links between Migration and Food Security (“Hunger without Borders”, 2015), WFP and its partners decided to further study linkages between food insecurity and migration, relying on qualitative and quantitative analysis. 

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Applications for 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards Now Open

Bonn, Germany – Starting February 11, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a UN Global Climate Action Award.

The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action.

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Following the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in 2016, United Nations Member States, for the first time of their history, committed to develop, negotiate and adopt a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). The GCM is a non-binding cooperation framework that articulates a common set of commitments, on the basis of 23 objectives, for states to respond to the challenges and opportunities of contemporary international migration, and formulates provisions for implementation, follow up and review.

 

UN Migration Agency Supports Guatemala after Eruption of Volcán de Fuego

Guatemala City – Today (6/26) IOM, the UN Migration Agency, announces its support of Guatemalan efforts to assist people affected by the eruption of Volcán de Fuego. IOM support is focused on shelter management, the development of information systems for monitoring displaced people, the evaluation of damaged infrastructures and the assistance of migrants in transit.

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Migration, Environment, and Climate Change

Environment factors are considered an important driver of global migratory flows, as people are displaced or tend to migrate to survive natural disasters and to adapt to changes in their environment. It is expected that the magnitude of these movements, both internal and international, will increase due to climate change, the higher incidence of natural disasters and environmental degradation.