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environmentally displaced person

Definition(s)

A person subject to forced migration as a result of sudden, drastic environmental changes.

Source(s)

Derived by EMN from the definition for ‘environmental refugee’ in the UNHCR International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology

Translations

  • BG: разселено лице по екологични причини
  • CS: environmentální uprchlík
  • DE: Umweltvertriebener
  • EL: εκτοπισμένο άτομο για περιβαλλοντικούς λόγους
  • EN: environmentally displaced person
  • ES: población desplazada por motivos medioambientales
  • ET: keskkonnapõhjustel ümberasustatud isik
  • FI: ympäristötekijöiden vuoksi siirtymään joutunut
  • FR: personne déplacée pour des raisons environnementales
  • GA: duine easáitithe de dheasca dálaí comhshaoil
  • HU: lakóhelyét környezeti okból elhagyni kényszerült személy
  • IT: sfollato per motivi ambientali
  • LT: perkeltasis asmuo dėl ekologinių priežasčių
  • LV: vides faktoru ietekmē pārvietota persona
  • MT: Persuna sfollata għal raġunijiet ambjentali
  • NL: door milieufactoren verdreven ontheemde (not commonly used in NL, BE)
  • PL: osoba przesiedlona z powodu środowiska naturalnego
  • PT: deslocado ambiental
  • RO: persoană strămutată din cauze legate de mediul înconjurător
  • SK: osoba vysídlená z environmentálnych dôvodov
  • SL: okoljsko razseljena oseba
  • SV: person som fördrivits på grund av miljökatastrof
  • NO: person fordrevet på grunn av miljøskader (b); person fordriven på grunn av miljøskadar (n)
  • KA: ეკოლოგიური მიზეზებით გადაადგილებული პირი
  • UK: особа, переміщена з екологічної причини

Synonym(s)

  • environmental refugee
  • environmentally-driven migrant

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Note(s)

Environmentally displaced persons are sometimes referred to as environmental refugees, but this is a misuse of the term 'refugee' as they are not refugees in the strict sense of Art. 1A of the Geneva Refugee Convention and Protocol , although their migration is forced.