Climate change "major" cause of displacement in Mexico: UN expert

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Tres Angeles Shelter, in southern Mexico. Photo: UNHCR/Sebastian Rich

Climate change is a major cause of displacement in Latin America, including in Mexico, a UN independent expert has said during a recent visit to Mexico City.

People in the Central American country are leaving certain areas affected by extreme changes in the weather according to Chaloka Beyani, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.

More than 40 million people around the world are internally displaced because issues such as armed conflict, organized crime and climate change.

Mr. Beyani sat down with Pierre-Marc Rene to discuss the internal displacement in the region.

Duration: 5'12''

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