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WHAT'S NEXT?: Conflict, climate change, and economic necessity will continue to cause mass migrations to more stable countries and in turn cause concerns about integration, security and excess demand of national resources.from the accepting nation.

  • [New] In Central Asia, both water availability and crop productivity will create climate in-migration hotspots in already densely populated and economically productive areas, such as the Ferghana Valley, and into new areas of potential livelihood opportunities, such as northern Kazakhstan. World Bank
  • [New] The long-term effects of climate change, such as water scarcity, decreasing crop productivity and rising sea levels, could lead to millions of what it describes as climate migrants by 2050. Alaska Highway News
  • [New] Climate change could push more than 200 million people to move within their own countries in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken in the coming years to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap. Alaska Highway News
  • [New] In South Asia, Bangladesh is particularly affected by flooding and crop failures, accounting for almost half of the predicted climate migrants, with 19.9 million people, including an increasing number of women, moving by 2050 under the pessimistic scenario. AP News
  • [New] By 2050, Sub-Saharan Africa could see as many as 86 mln internal climate migrants; East Asia and the Pacific, 49 mln; South Asia, 40 mln; North Africa, 19 mln; Latin America, 17 mln; and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 5 mln. the weekly ledger
  • [New] Pacific Island countries as well as Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, India and Indonesia face significant threats from sea level rise, which is likely to increase displacement and forced migration. The Guardian
  • [New] Britain is trying to encourage other Western governments to set binding numerical targets for how many Afghan refugees they will accept, in order to stop a repeat of the chaotic migration crisis which followed the Syrian civil war.
  • [New] Even before Kabul fell to the Islamist militants last month, there were 3,213 asylum seekers from Afghanistan who had arrived in the UK but are waiting for a decision on whether they will be officially granted refugee status and allowed to resettle.
  • [New] Afghans seeking refugee status are likely to end up all over the world - in South America, Africa, Asia - and more guidance is needed about how they will be processed as refugees. Brookings
  • [New] The Canadian government has promised to resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees by 2024, including 5,000 people who were airlifted out by the United States before its withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of August. CBC
  • [New] China is not accepting any Afghan refugees, worried, in part, that they could import unwelcome religious and political ideas to Xinjiang, the region bordering Afghanistan. CBC
  • [New] Some refugee resettlement agencies in the United States are expecting at least 50,000 Afghans to arrive in the aftermath of the end of America's longest war; more than 65,000 have been evacuated by the United States to date, of which more than 20,000 have already arrived. The Boston Globe
  • [New] For some refugees, resettlement will take place in Cleveland, which is one of 19 cities on the list of resettlement locations for Afghan refugees through the Special Immigrant Visa program. Spectrum News
  • [New] Given the very limited number of Afghan refugees Australia was able to evacuate form Kabul, one way Australia could help its neighbour, and fulfil its pledge to take Afghan refugees, would be to offer resettlement to some of them currently in Indonesia. Pearls and Irritations
  • [New] As the crisis in Afghanistan - and others around the world - unfolds, Tripadvisor will continue to collaborate with its nonprofit partners to support refugees and communities impacted by crises. TripAdvisor
  • [New] The Afghan refugees arriving in Britain today will be bringing with them hopes of rebuilding a life in safety.
  • [New] Any government that claims Syria is now safe is deliberately ignoring the horrific reality on the ground, leaving refugees in fear for their lives again. Al Hemyaria News
  • [New] Close to 1.2 million undocumented migrants will return from Iran into Afghanistan (an additional 561,000 to the year-start projections of 624,000 people) and some 10,000 undocumented migrants will return from Pakistan. ReliefWeb
  • [New] The flood of Afghan refugees into neighboring countries will eventually reach the gates of Europe and create more social division and instability.
  • The situation in Afghanistan highlights the need for the business community to step up and create opportunities for refugees to integrate economically into their new communities. The Adecco Group
  • The UN expects about half a million Afghan refugees to flee their country by the end of 2021, but Central Asia has not been a popular destination for them in the past: most go straight to neighboring Pakistan and Iran, from where many try to go on to developed countries. Carnegie Moscow Center
  • In some of the countries where refugees have arrived, including Uganda, some locals have expressed concerns about the alleged threat presented by people fleeing decades of war. The Independent
  • As both the South African case and the global refugee crisis demonstrate, countries will always find ways to circumvent both international and national obligations when adherence is seen as going against their interests. OpenGlobalRights

Last updated: 15 September 2021