“Climate Refugees,” Explained

Kimberly Curtis April 24, 2017 What makes a “climate refugee?” There is no standard definition and no such a category of refugees currently exist under international law. But the fact is people who have been uprooted because of climate change exist all over the world — even if the international community has been slow to recognize…

In Maine, Ekhlas gives back to the community that gave her hope

Ekhlas Ahmed, 25, first learned the English alphabet as a high school freshman. Despite missing two years of school after fleeing conflict in Darfur, Sudan, she went from English-learner to graduate student in half the time of many of her peers. Now she dreams of using the education she earned to help women and girls…

A HOTTER PLANET, A HUNGRIER WORLD

By: Alyssa Cogan Digital Content Team at Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps sees the threat of climate change in many places where we work. In Ethiopia and around the world, we’re helping people adapt to increasingly unpredictable rainfall and weather because we know their food, health, and lives depend on it. Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps. Ali,…