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06 Nov 2018 description

Times of war can result in rapid environmental degradation as people struggle to survive and environmental management systems break down resulting in damage to critical ecosystems.

For over six decades, armed conflicts have occurred in more than two-thirds of the world’s biodiversity hotspots thus posing critical threats to conservation efforts.

27 Sep 2018 description

Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.

20 Jul 2018 description

MONUSCO :

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo poursuit ses visites de terrain. Elle se trouve aujourd’hui à Lubumbashi après avoir fait étape hier à Kolwezi.

Mme Zerrougui rencontre les partenaires et personnels des Nations Unies afin de les écouter et de mieux comprendre la situation sur le terrain.

10 Jul 2018 description

09 July 2018, Gaborone, Botswana - The number of food insecure people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the 2018/19 consumption year is 29 million people, representing 14 percent of the population, according to the “State of Food and Nutrition Insecurity and Vulnerability in Southern Africa” report. The report was compiled from results of the 2018 vulnerability assessments and analysis of 11 SADC Member States. The number of the food insecure population is 13 percent higher, compared to last year, 2017/8.

15 Jun 2018 description

An international initiative to improve early warning systems against extreme weather and support climate change adaptation is gaining momentum to protect more people in more places. Financing has been extended to cover the Caribbean and West African regions.

04 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas

Lisala, le 1er juin 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : Assurer la sensibilisation auprès de communautés locales sur la protection de l’environnement ; élaborer les plans de reboisement avec les groupes d’acteurs dans chaque site à l’aide de cartes rêves et de vulnérabilités déjà établies ; visiter aussi des activités réalisées par les communautés avec l’appui du projet (deuxième et troisième tâche « Cash for work »), tels sont les objectifs de la mission effectuée du 07 au 17 mai 2018 par une équipe de la Caritas Lisala sur les 6 sites d’intervention du Programme d’appui à la Résilience des …

23 May 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 2018 (IPS) - With the landmark Paris Agreement now almost two years old, funding for climate-related activities continues to be a challenge. However, efforts have been underway to bring two seemingly very different sectors together to address climate change.

While developed countries have committed to channeling 100 billion dollars to developing countries by 2020, trillions may be needed in order to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

17 May 2018 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Alors qu’elle n’est que responsable de moins de 4 % des émissions mondiales de gaz à effets de serre, l’Afrique est particulièrement exposée aux effets négatifs du changement climatique et aux catastrophes naturelles.

  • Bien que les catastrophes naturelles soient difficiles à prédire, les services hydrométéorologiques contribuent à les anticiper et à se préparer à leurs conséquences.

17 May 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • While Africa accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the continent is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and disasters

  • Although natural disasters are challenging to predict, hydromet services can help plan for impending disasters and prepare for risks

19 Apr 2018 description

Delivering on the Paris Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries across the globe are mainstreaming and accelerating actions toward a low-carbon climate-resilient future. In Bangladesh, a new project will provide assistance to 25,000 women and girls to adopt resilient livelihoods, while ensuring reliable, safe drinking water for 130,000 people.

17 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

INONGO, Democratic Republic of Congo, Apr 17 2018 (IPS) - Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Inongo is the provincial capital of the Mai-Ndombe Province, a 13-million-hectare area located some 650 km northeast of Kinshasa. The logs have been illegally cut from the Mai-Ndombe forest, an area of 10 million hectares, which has some trees measuring between 35 and 45 meters.

16 Mar 2018 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Plus de 700 000 burundais ont été soutenus par le secteur de la sécurité alimentaire en 2017

• Plus de 8 200 congolais ont trouvé refuge au Burundi en janvier 2018

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3,6 millions - H: 0,85M F: 0,88M E: 1,87M

Population ciblée 2,4 millions - H: 0,53M F: 0,55M E: 1,28M

PDI 175,936 - H: 79k F: 97k

Réfugiés congolais 64 301 - H: n/a F: n/a

Réfugiés burundais 395 594 - H: 202k F: 194k

Pers. en insécurité alimentaire 2,6 millions - IPC 3 1,9 M IPC 4 0,7 M

28 Feb 2018 description

In the hot and dusty county of Turkana in northwestern Kenya lies the sprawling Kakuma refugee camp.

Informal settlements, constructed mainly using a variety of materials such as iron sheets, mud, or traditional thatching, dot the landscape and offer residents relief from the sweltering heat, which can sometimes reach 40 degrees Celsius during the day and only drop to the low 30s at night.

Besides the harsh climate, the camp lies in an area which is dry, windswept and prone to dust storms.