According to the World Bank, 86 million people may become climate migrants in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries by 2050.
It added that 216 million people could be compelled to become climate migrants globally.
This disclosure was made in a statement titled ‘Climate change could force 216 Million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050’ issued to announce the publication of a World Bank’s updated Groundswell report on Monday.
The statement said, “The World Bank’s updated Groundswell report released today finds that climate change, an increasingly potent driver of migration, could force 216 million people across six world regions to move within their countries by 2050.”
It added hotspots of internal climate migration that could emerge as early as 2030 and continue to spread and intensify by 2050.