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Vienna, Austria: The author Dr Parag Khanna rightly highlights that heat, drought and rising sea levels are making some regions uninhabitable, and this is creating a “push factor” for migration. It is a phenomenon which is poorly understood and not always given the attention that it deserves. 18 million people were forced to leave their homes for this reason between 2015 and 2020 in just five countries in South Asia. 

Our South Asia Migration and Climate (SAMAC) project was established to raise awareness about the link between climate change and migration. Find out more about the SAMAC project at this link: https://www.budapestprocess.org/silkroutesfacility/projects-in-the-silk-routes-countries/183-samac 

Link to FT article: https://www.ft.com/content/415f4a8c-cab4-4f95-99aa-b347bb510365