An obscure climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms.
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22 February 2017, Rome - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today.
By Valeria Groppo
A result of climate change extreme weather events are becoming more intense and more frequent in many regions of the world. From increasing precipitation and cyclones in high latitudes and tropical regions, to intensifying droughts in southern Africa, this trend is likely to continue throughout the 21st century.
HCM CITY — Unseasonable weather in southwestern provinces during the dry season has led to an increase in cases of diarrhoea, dengue fever, and hand, foot and mouth disease, all of which usually occur during the rainy season, according to health experts.
The Cần Thơ Pediatric Hospital in Cần Thơ City has recorded about 12,400 cases of diarrhoea, 500 cases of dengue fever, and 2,400 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease.
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Babies starving as food runs low in Pakistan's drought-hit Tharparkar district
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El Director General de la FAO y el Presidente Evo Morales acuerdan presentar una solicitud de financiación al Fondo Verde del Clima para combatir los efectos del cambio climático en el territorio boliviano
16 de febrero de 2017, Roma – La FAO apoyará a Bolivia en la solicitud de acceso a fondos de financiación para mejorar sus programas de agua para consumo y riego en las zonas más afectadas por la sequía prolongada que azota al país.
The extended spell of high global temperatures is continuing, with the Arctic witnessing exceptional warmth and – as a result – record low Arctic sea ice volumes for this time of year. Antarctic sea ice extent is also the lowest on record.
by K. Rajendran | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 16 February 2017 07:38 GMT
Cutting out the middleman has helped rural people survive as they face worsening heat and drought as a result of climate change
By K. Rajendran
AGALI, India, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lean black goats owned by the tribal people of Attapadi, in India's Western Ghats, are known for their resilience.
Strengthening national and regional early warning systems, response and preparedness plans
16 February 2016, Harare – Sixteen East and Southern African countries agreed today on urgent plans of action aimed at boosting the region’s capacity to manage emerging crop pests and livestock diseases, including armyworm and avian influenza.
How much fresh water is available to people, where it is and how it is managed are probably the most important questions in water security. Miren Gutierrez of CDKN looks at the context in which CDKN and the Global Water Partnership put in place a capacity building programme aimed at improving resilience in Mozambique. This is part II of a two part blog; read the first one here
President Evo Morales and Director General José Graziano da Silva agree to joint proposal to Green Climate Fund
16 February 2017, Rome - FAO is assisting Bolivia in its effort to access financial support for improved water management programs in those areas of the Andean nation that have been hardest hit by prolonged drought.
The National Adaption Programme of Action (NAPA) for climate change was launched in Juba today, as part of the government’s global obligation to taking action to lessen effects of climate change.
The 60-page document was launched by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Program.
Radio Miraya’s Sani Martin reports from the launch.
Calls for enhanced capacities to prepare for and respond to emerging pests and diseases
15 February 2017, Harare - A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa kicked off today with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa.
The Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) Program Programme aims to strengthen the capacities of regional organisations in the Pacific Islands region and its member states to adapt to climate change and mitigate its causes. The programme in Vanuatu (which has been operational for 8 years) was structured in 3 components in 2016: (1) Mainstreaming climate considerations and adaptation strategies; (2) Implementing adaptation and mitigation measures; (3) Climate change and education.
Vanuatu and its people bear little responsibility for climate change, although it is particularly vulnerable to its impacts.
Government has placed a high priority on improved climate finance in key policies including the National Sustainable Development Plan, the National Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, UNFCCC National Negotiation Positions, the Nationally Determined Contribution as well as numerous sector policies.
Lake Turkana water levels down, further drop expected
(Nairobi) – Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today.
Climate change, environmental health risks becoming greater causes of death
6.3 earthquake jolts parts of Balochistan
NDMA holds national workshop on disaster risk insurance framework for Pakistan
14 killed, over 100 wounded in Lahore blast
3 FC personnel martyred in explosion in South Waziristan
NACTA warned about blast in Lahore
FIA to issue red warrant for Altaf through Interpol
37-nation naval exercises begin in Pakistan