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Katharine M. Donato

Katharine M. Donato

Katharine M. Donato holds the Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration and is director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

COMMENTARY
A man holds a young girl while walking along a highway in Guatemala.

Commentary: As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

By: , and - June 10, 2021

Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods, or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance. Part of the problem is that today’s laws, regulations, and international agreements about migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees offer few, if any, special protection to […]