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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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Ioane Teitiota in 2014 tried to become the world's first climate change refugee, requesting asylum in New Zealand because of rising waters in his native Kiribati. New Zealand rejected his asylum application.
Migrant advocates say that climate change and migration will be a major issue during the 21st century, as more people seek safety by moving to richer countries. Advocates say that richer countries must provide support for poorer countries to increase their resilience to extreme weather events.