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Deal with displacement
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India, June 8 -- A question that did not receive adequate attention on June 5, the World Environment Day , is about what people described in the media as "climate refugees." The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), doubtless, feels that the term's use can create confusion as it is not recognised in international law. According to Climate change and disaster displacement , which is on its website, a refugee under international law is a person who has crossed an international border "owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion" (1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees). In certain cases, its definition may...
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