Costa Rica would be a safe haven for people fleeing climate change-related natural disasters.
Affected individuals might legally work in the country.
Costa Rica would become a global haven for refugees fleeing climate-related natural calamities. Congress is already debating a change to the immigration and foreigners law to achieve this goal. According to an international health specialist, “there is no better site to care for migrants than Costa Rica.”
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), natural disasters such as floods and droughts are forcing 30 million people to flee their homes around the world, resulting in a trail of poverty and famine.
“This project is critical for Costa Rica and for an area like Central America, which we know is vulnerable to climate change, and our laws must take this into account to suit the requirements of the population,” said Enrique Sanchez, the proposal’s deputy promoter. In addition to other rights, the plan would allow affected people to work legally in Costa Rica.
According to an international health specialist, “there is no better site to take care of migrants than Costa Rica.”
Similarly, as a country that promotes human rights, he believes Costa Rica should lead by example and allow for the expansion of situations that provide sanctuary to those in need.
“With this project, Costa Rica will have a cutting-edge dialogue on refugee, climate change, and human rights, by grasping the most raw and real dimension of the problem’s effects on millions of people who have had to and will have to flee their homes,” Sanchez added.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the term “refugee” refers to those who have crossed international borders “because to a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion” (UNHCR).
While Climate Change impacts people within their own countries, producing internal displacement, severe circumstances can drive people to travel borders. According to World Bank estimates, there will be more than 216 million internal climate migrants by 2050, with migratory hotspots emerging as early as the next decade due to environmental factors.
According to World Bank estimates, the effects of climate change could result in the migration of 17 million people in Latin America. According to World Bank predictions, there would be more than 216 million internal climate migrants by 2050. Costa Rica is already gearing up to be a leader in this area.
The following are some of the project’s primary components:
-Persons who have been forced to flee their country owing to natural disasters are granted refugee status.
-In Costa Rica, all refugees have the right to work.
-On their own or as an employee of an organization or firm, they may engage in any form of paid or lucrative employment.
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