The causes of the Syrian civil war are multiple and complex, but there is evidence that a powerful climate-linked drought forced people into cities creating the conditions of the initial uprising. Many Syrian refugees fled across Europe, some of them by train. The image demonstrates the human impacts of climate-linked droughts. The scene illustrates how people are affected when climate change impacts combine with other factors - in this case conflict - to have a devastating affect on people by forcing them to leave their homes. This image captures an individual's perspective: these refugees are on the move, but are not presented as a 'threat' to potential host nations, nor as a faceless member of a crowd.
WHAT IT SHOWS: This images shows several Syrian refugees sleeping on an overnight journey as they flee the Syrian conflict.