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MALAWI / FLOODS FAMILY KITS

Over the past fortnight, Malawi has experienced widespread flooding that has left 200 people dead or missing and 121,000 displaced. The floods turned daily hardship into misery, scarcity into suffering. UNICEF

30 Jan 2015 | Read More »

ROME / TSUNAMI

Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries in the region are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the tsunami, but there is still room for improvement, the United Nations’ food agency (FAO) said today.  FAO

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The persons with disabilities need to be actively engaged in disaster risk reduction planning – it was said at the United Nations (UN) today, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / CLIMATE CHANGE

A new World Bank Group report says Climate Change is creating a 'new normal' of severe weather patterns that will affect crops, businesses and coastal cities; adding that the impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth's atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century. WORLD [...]

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IAEA / FUKUSHIMA SEAWATER SAMPLING

After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in March 2011, the Japanese Government has been continually monitoring radioactivity in seawater and publishing the results. In an effort to verify the accuracy of these results, the Japanese authorities requested the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to undertake joint sampling missions with [...]

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / TYPHOON HAIYAN

One year after typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people and caused widespread devastation in Philippines, the recovery work is still ongoing. While most of the 4.1 million people who were displaced have either returned home to rebuild, or been relocated, some 20,000 are still living in shelters or with host families. UNHCR

7 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FLOODS BELETWEYNE

An estimated 21,000 people have been displaced by floods in Beletweyne, in the Hiran region, South-central of Somalia. Seasonal torrential rains experienced in the region for the last two weeks have seen River Shebelle break its banks, leaving hundreds of families displaced and in need of urgent assistance. AMISOM

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 1

World leaders have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to set the world on a new course. Speaking at the start of the Climate Summit in New York,  Ban Ki-moon called for investment in climate resilient societies that protect all, especially the most vulnerable. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE PRESSER

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed that governments, investors and financial institutions pledged to mobilize $200 billion by the end of next year for low-carbon programmes in developing countries, giving a significant boost to the United Nations goal of reaching $100 billion annually by 2020. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / OZONE DEPLETION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

A new UNEP report says that the world avoided a major problem by getting rid of ozone depleting substances by the Montreal Protocol, but Executive Director Achim Steiner said, "what was not foreseen" is that if the use of the substance that replaced them, Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), continues to increase, there could be "a major negative [...]

10 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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