Climate Change-Induced Migration in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa has been facing a wide range of interconnected and mutually reinforcing negative conditions for many years. Recently, climate change-induced migration, either voluntary in nature as an adaptation strategy or through displacement, has become a formidable challenge for these countries. Achieving a resilient society – where people can adapt in place and thrive, or migrate with dignity to areas of higher opportunity – should be an important part of meeting national development goals. It is thus critical to take a long-term perspective on how to reduce vulnerability and make human and socioeconomic development more resilient, in order to reduce the number of distressed people forced to move as a result of climate change.