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Climate Refugees in South Asia Need Protection, Advocates Say

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People forced to leave their homes because of climate change in South Asia should get the same protections given to political refugees, advocates said on Thursday. Governments in South Asia have failed to address the climate migration of millions of people, uprooted by cyclones, flash floods and other disasters, said a report by the non-profit groups Climate Action Network — South Asia, Bread for the World and ActionAid. The region's eight nations — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan,...

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