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16.07.00 – METEOROLOGY

GENEVA / SYRIAN SUMMER HEAT

Soaring summer temperatures, overcrowding and worsening hygiene are the latest threats facing some 4 million children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, the United Nation's children fund (UNICEF) said today (21 June). CH UNTV

21 Jun 2013 | Read More »

WASHINGTON / WORLD BANK ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation, or drinking, degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting in reduced fish stocks and coastal communities and cities more vulnerable to increasingly violent storms, these are [...]

19 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / HURRICANE SANDY

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says that its Hurricane Committee has retired the name Sandy from the official rotating list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names due to the destruction it caused in October last year. CH UNTV

12 Apr 2013 | Read More »

SUDAN / WFP AIR DROP

The United Nations World Food Programme  has begun a series of airdrops to replenish rapidly diminishing food stocks for more than 100,000 people in South Sudan who have fled fighting in Sudan. WFP

21 Aug 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / WMO EUROPE WEATHER

The World Metrological Organization (WMO) said today that the current cold spell in Europe was due to start “easing slowly from next week” and that part of the explanation for the current cold snap was due to a negative Arctic Oscillation. CH UNTV

7 Feb 2012 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / FLOODS

Vital emergency supplies, including hundreds of thousands of litres of clean water are being delivered to children and families left vulnerable by severe monsoon floods in southern Pakistan. New heavy rains and persistent flood waters are contributing to a worsening disaster, with 5.4 million people now affected, including almost 2.7 million children. UNICEF

16 Sep 2011 | Read More »

GENEVA / JAPAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE MECHANISM

Head of the World Meteorological Organization Michel Jarraud today talked about the importance of knowing “where the nuclear particles will go” when washed down by precipitation as the Organization activates its Environmental Emergency Response Mechanism in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan. WMO

15 Mar 2011 | Read More »

 

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