Addressing Climate Migration in Sri Lanka: A Closer Look at Internal Migration Induced by Climate Change Impacts

Climate change impacts are spread across all sectors, and among these one of the most impacted is the agriculture sector. With regular floods and droughts creating adverse impacts on their livelihoods, the farmers are forced to move away to urban areas to find work to support their families.

This research and advocacy project focuses on studying the impacts of climate change on the agriculture-based communities of Trincomalee, and understanding how internal migration impacts this community.

The project also focuses on understanding the impacts of climate change, and internal migration on women and children, the policy changes needed, and the support services to be implemented.

Project duration: October 2018 – September 2019
Project status: Ongoing
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Since 2016 SLYCAN is a registered legal entity in the form of a Trust, and work under the title of SLYCAN Trust, expanding the issues of focus, and widening the scope of focus from youth centric to a multi-stakeholder driven, and social justice driven process. SLYCAN Trust envisions wider engagement and a wider range of activities on the themes of sustainable development, climate change, gender and animal welfare, and social justice to ensure that we strive for a better future for all.