The report of the UN Special Rapporteur Siobhán Mullally focuses on the connection between climate change and the situation of refugee women and girls who are affected by trafficking in human beings. Global warming is one of the main reasons for flight worldwide. However, not all refugees have the same risk of being trafficked while fleeing. Siobhán Mullaly analyses how gender shapes the experiences of climate-related disasters, displacement and migration and how these intersect with other forms of discrimination such as age or ethnic origin.
The report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of migrants takes up this theme. Felipe González Morales analyses the human rights situation of particularly vulnerable migrants who are affected by climate change. In this context, he also examines measures already taken by states to facilitate the admission and residence of migrants and makes recommendations for promoting a humane migration process for all refugees.