Postcards from the Frontlines: A global digital campaign for climate refugees
In 2012 alone, 31.7m people were forced from their homes due to weather-related events. That's one person every second. Although climate refugees are far greater in number than those fleeing conflict, they are not recognized by any international law. EJF is working to change this.
'Postcards from the Frontlines' aims to inspire over 100,000 climate witnesses and their supporters to send a free digital postcard from their phone or computer calling on the UN to introduce a Special Rapporteur on climate change and human rights.
Supporters are asked to share what home means to them whilst climate witnesses are encouraged to share their experiences on the frontlines of climate change, whether they have lost their loved ones to the heaviest ever monsoon rains in Uttarakhand, their livelihoods to desertification in Somalia, or homes to extreme flooding in Canada and Europe.
By Human Rights Day on 10th December 2013, your postcard, along with thousands of others from all over the world, will be printed and sent free of charge to the UN headquarters in New York, when we will seek a public response from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.
To find out more and to send your postcard, please visit www.ejfoundation.org/postcards.