Hunger, thirst and cold continue to claim victims among the migrants trying to reach Europe in order to find fairer and more dignified living conditions there. On the overloaded boats adrift for days and nights, even babies, whom not even their mother’s arms can protect any longer, slip into the sea.
“We have to support people before they move, we have to support people as they move and afterwards, it is a chain of events. We have to think holistically like in any other emergency,” Greta Thunberg told the head of the UN migration agency, (IOM).
Together they recently called for immediate action to help address the impact of climate change on those forced to flee their homes or leave in search of a better life: “It is a matter of life and death for people forced to flee because of the climate crisis.”
Greta Thunberg and IOM DG Antonio Vitorino call on all institutions to take urgent action to address climate migration and urge, especially the younger generation, to take a conscious and responsible stance in the face of the intertwining of climate justice and the dramas of unstoppable migration.