New study underscores disaster prevention and climate action in Asia-Pacific countries

A new paper gives an empirical basis to the relationship between climate anomalies and the frequency of disasters, and draws attention to the need for preventive measures.

Afghanistan + 1 other

Assessment identifies livelihood needs of returnees in eastern region of Afghanistan

Most of the returnees believe they had a better life while they were living as refugees in Pakistan compared to living in their own country.


Food crisis likely to persist in Karamoja as another below-average harvest expected

Poor households' access to food is unlikely to increase significantly until July 2015. Increased and well-targeted humanitarian assistance is needed for up to 300,000 people.

Iraq + 1 other

Kurdistan region of Iraq most affected by recent wave of violence

A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Region Government and UN indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been displaced since January 2014.

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