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22 May 2014 description
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Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa

UN University and Norwegian Refugee Council: Thousands of people in the Horn of Africa are at risk of being displaced across borders as extreme weather increases in frequency.

02 Sep 2013 description

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Climate change has and will continue to have far-reaching impacts on environmental, social and economic conditions, which people and governments will be forced to adapt to.
Increasingly, climate change and the associated increase in the frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and rising sea level is recognized as not only having humanitarian impacts, but also creating political and security risks that can affect national/regional stability and the welfare of people.

22 Aug 2013 description

This paper investigates the role of non-traditional aid in meeting global challenges in improving gender equality and gender-related socioeconomic needs in the twenty-first century. We define non-traditional aid as private donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations and use a newly available dataset that provides unique information about publicly announced private donations of US$1 million or more between 2000-01 from the USA to developing countries.

21 Jun 2012 description

Climate change drives people into harm’s way, says UN Refugee Chief

A new report based on scores of personal testimonies from refugees in Eastern Africa finds that climate change can make people more vulnerable and can also play a part in driving them into areas of conflict and ultimately across borders and into exile.

01 Sep 2011 description

Outcomes of the fifth UNU-EHS Summer Academy of the Munich Re Foundation Chair on Social Vulnerability

25 – 31 July 2010, Hohenkammer, Germany

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