World Bank warns of rising problem of garbage treatment in citiesListen /
The amount of garbage generated by cities worldwide will outpace the rate of urbanization over the next 13 years, according to the World Bank. In a report released this month (June 2012), the bank says improving solid waste management is becoming an urgent global issue, particularly in developing countries. To learn more about this problem, Dianne Penn spoke to Dan Hoornweg. Lead Urban Specialist at the World Bank in Washington, DC, and co-author of the report.
Indonesia and UNICEF attack child killer diseases
A new UNICEF report shows that pneumonia and diarrhoea are leading killers of children under five, disproportionately affecting children in the poorest, most disadvantaged areas. In Nusa Tenggara Timor Province, located in West Timor region of Indonesia, UNICEF and the community have gotten together to do something about it.
Farmers in Bangladesh get help from IFAD
With 140 million people, Bangladesh is one of the world's densest populated nations and also one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, says the World Bank. People in Bangladesh live precariously close to the risks of cyclones, floods and droughts and more than 100 million people live in rural areas. Charles Appel describes how Bangladesh and IFAD, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a specialized agency of the United Nations, are helping one area of the country adapt to the effects of climate change.
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