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With the world warming, desperation is rising among people across the globe

According to global relief agencies, over 68 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes, often because of war, poverty and political persecution

Lauren Markham | NYT 

Last year I traveled to southern Guatemala, the source of one of the largest migrations of unauthorized immigrants to the United States in recent years. It’s clear why people are leaving: Guatemala is a country rife with political conflict, endemic racism against indigenous people, poverty and, increasingly, gang violence. But there’s another, lesser-known dimension to this migration. Drought and rising temperatures in Guatemala are making it harder for people to make a living or even survive, thus compounding the already tenuous political situation for the 16.6 million ...

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First Published: Mon, July 02 2018. 09:08 IST
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