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13 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3499

Assemblée générale Deuxième Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 10e et 11e séances – matin & après-midi

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3499

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 10TH & 11TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Destructive impacts of climate change like droughts, floods and increasingly severe storms are the primary culprits behind decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), as it took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today.

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.

21 Aug 2018 description

Objectif: Partager des connaissances, expériences, bonnes pratiques et recommandations sur la résilience climatique et l’adaptation au changement climatique entre les bureaux de la FAO et des partenaires actifs à travers la sous-région, et, définir les priorités stratégiques, programmatiques, techniques et partenariales pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel dans le cadre de l’Initiative régionale «Accroître la résilience dans les zones arides de l’Afrique» en 2018-2021.

15 Aug 2018 description

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Government of White Nile State and the Higher Council for Environment & Natural Resources (HCENR) celebrated on 31st of July the handing over of the first installment of farmers' risk insurance payouts as part of Climate Risk Financing Project supported by Least Development Countries Fund (LDCF).

26 Jul 2018 description
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Climate risks threaten to derail development gains, cause spike in eco-migrants and undermine efforts to end poverty and hunger in the Arab Region

New UN Development Programme report highlights the challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience as the region works toward peaceful low-carbon climate-resilient development

12 Jul 2018 description

NEW INQUIRIES

  • Forced displacement in Africa
  • UK Aid for combating Climate Change

On launching two new inquiries, the Chair of the Committee, Stephen Twigg MP, said:

"As a member of the UN, the UK has signed up to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we launch two distinct inquiries which relate directly to the UK's contributions to how refugees are provided for and to our responsibilities on climate change.

11 Jul 2018 description

Natasha Grist

For farmers everywhere, and especially in the Sahel, innovation is a way of life, as they adapt and change farm practices to increase yields and decrease work inputs. With climate change posing increased risks, community and farm innovations that build climate resilience will help support and enhance the lives of many marginalised people. This paper examines five innovations from the BRACED programme working with vulnerable Sahelian populations, drawing lessons for other resilience-building efforts.

KEY MESSAGES

11 Jul 2018 description

I. Introduction: The energy challenge in crisis contexts

Sustainable energy is a critical element for achieving goals of immediate recovery and longer-term resilience in fragile and crisis contexts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Arab region, where countries have experienced an expansion of conflict, drought and an unprecedented level of displacement. The ability of communities to cope with and rapidly recover from crisis hinges in many ways on their ability to regain sustainable access to energy.

22 Jun 2018 description

Sudan’s western Darfur region is home to nearly 10 million people and occupies a land mass which is about ten times the size of Belgium. For decades soils, forests, and water resources in this largely arid and conflict-affected region have been depleted at alarming rates.

Erratic rainfall patterns have led to dwindling water supplies. As agricultural yields have declined, farmers are obliged to cultivate larger plots. This has encroached on the land available for herders.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

30 May 2018 description
report European Commission
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MEMO - Sahel Window
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MEMO - Horn of Africa Window

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 29 May 2018

The EU continues to deliver on its commitments to assist vulnerable migrants and refugees and address root causes of irregular migration. The new support measures in the Sahel/ Lake Chad region and the Horn of Africa will foster stability, jobs and growth, especially for young people and vulnerable groups.

11 Mar 2018 description

Sunday, March 11, 2018

IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR) in Sudan signed a first ever formalized agreement between a government and IOM to boost cooperation on migration, environment and climate change related issues within the framework of Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC).

01 Mar 2018 description

Lake Chad, once one of Africa’s largest lakes, is in distress.

The lake is shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria; its basin – which extends as far as Algeria, Libya, and Sudan – offers a lifeline to nearly 40 million people.

01 Mar 2018 description

Le lac Tchad, autrefois l'un des plus grands lacs d'Afrique, est en détresse.

Ce lac se trouve à la frontière du Cameroun, du Tchad, du Niger et du Nigeria. Son bassin - qui s'étend jusqu'à l'Algérie, la Libye et le Soudan - offre une bouée de sauvetage à près de 40 millions de personnes.

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.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

This issue of Knowledge Matters starts with an overview of how Concern understands community resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from its programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
541 000 people

FAO requires
USD 15 million

period
January – December 2018

The conflict in South Sudan is entering its fifth year and the threat of famine is expected to increase in 2018. This will lead to further refugees arriving in neighbouring countries. It is critical to improve the livelihoods, and food security and nutrition of refugees and host communities, in order to achieve self-reliance and build resilience.

Objectives

07 Feb 2018 description

Climate change affects food-insecure people the most. Many of them live in countries that are prone to extreme weather events and face high levels of environmental degradation. It is estimated that by 2050 the risks of hunger and child malnutrition could increase by 20 percent.
Climate disasters such as droughts, storms and floods will act as some of the driving forces behind these increases.