ISTANBUL

Climate-related environmental disasters disrupt the right to life just as they hurt human health, according to the head of a refugee rights group.

“Desperation describes their [climate refugees’] situation. No matter if they are internal or international migrants, in any case they face problems adapting,” said Ugur Yildirim, head of the Istanbul-based International Refugees Rights Association.

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