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Ningxia region’s ‘ecological migrants,’ most of whom are Muslim, face cramped conditions and a lack of government attention in resettlement villages

It's a primitive society here because no one cares about us," complained one resettled migrant of nearly 330,000 in Ningxia, where climate change, poor policies and other human activity have led to the world's largest environmental migration project. The government-allotted housing is a fraction of the size of the homes in the migrants' original villages, and health and economic conditions in the new communities are poor.
10 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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