Sea-Watch captain Rackete sparks debate on 'climate migrants'

Benjamin Bathke, InfoMigrants, 17 July 2019 - After German migrant rescue ship captain Carola Rackete called on Europe to take in hundreds of thousands of migrants stranded in Libya, her most recent public appeal to no longer distinguish between different migrant groups has stirred a debate on so-called climate migrants. We take a look at the complex issue of 'persons displaced in the context of disasters and climate change.' [...]

"Climate change is one of those factors [causing immigration to Europe to increase]," Mark Akkerman of Dutch organization Stop Wapenhandel recently told DW. "I think the EU definitely does take that into account even if they don't say it out loud at the moment." [...]