'Climate Justice Means No Walls': Sharing Untold Stories of Climate Migration

Seas rise in the Pacific islands, forcing people to leave their homes. A fracking company takes a fancy to a drought stricken area in South Africa. Hurricanes cripple entire countries. Walls and fences are built to block the free movement of people, including climate migrants. These were just some of the heartbreaking stories we heard at a climate impacted peoples' side event at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. People from the Asia Pacific region, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean shared moving and personal stories. #climatemigrants #environmentaljustice #cop23 #sameworld  

"We have created a narrative of fear, that migrants are to be feared and should be barred from entering our countries. Developed countries have a responsibility to stop this injustice," Flevotomas said. She ended with a powerful message: "Walls are no solution and climate justice means no walls." To read more please click here

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