Public Health and Mental Health Implications of Environmentally Induced Forced Migration

James M. Shultz, Andreas Rechkemmer, Abha Rai, Katherine T. McManus
  • Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, March 2018, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2018.27

Public health implications of climate-related human migration

What is it about?

One of the harshest public health consequences of climate change is forced migration and displacement. Climate migrants lose their homes, communities, livelihoods, stature, and status.

Why is it important?

Environmental change is progressing and estimates of the numbers of climate-displaced persons may exceed 200 million by 2050.


James Shultz (Author)

Environmentally-induced forced migration is a life-changing experience that poses a significant threat to individual and population health

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