“During 2015 the media started connecting climate change with the conflict in Syria and subsequent refugee movements across Europe. Many reports were in direct response to new research making this connection. Other reports mentioned this research while examining other major events such as the drownings in the Mediterranean, the refugee camp in Calais and the terrorist attacks in November 2015. But did those media reports accurately represent the research they referenced?”
Please see this excellent report on climate change in Syria, by Alex Randall, for the Climate and Migration Coalition which exists to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to environmental change. The Coalition is a network of refugee and migration NGOs, managed by the UK charity Climate Outreach.
To view the full report, click on the following link.