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19 Nov 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 18 Nov 2013 02:14 PM
Author: Megan Rowling

WARSAW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Finance pledged to international climate funds plunged in the past year, partly due to slow progress in setting up the U.N. Green Climate Fund, according to new figures released on Monday.

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19 Nov 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:00 AM
Author: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

WARSAW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Adequate technology and technical know-how exist in the Hindu Kush and Himalaya region to address climate change mitigation and adaptation, experts say.

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17 Nov 2013 description

WARSAW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Setting a Millennium Development Goal to reduce malaria has led deaths from the disease to drop by a quarter since the year 2000. Could setting a similar goal to reduce “motorised commuting” lead to reductions in asthma – and in greenhouse gases?

Attacking health and climate change problems together makes sense, experts said Saturday at a climate and health summit on the sidelines of the U.N. climate negotiations in Warsaw.

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07 Nov 2013 description

Author: Laurie Goering

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When remote mining camps in Mongolia’s south Gobi desert need energy, they rent diesel generators. But rented solar arrays can provide energy 30 percent cheaper, while producing no carbon emissions, an entrepreneur says.

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18 Oct 2013 description

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Taliban ban on vaccination is exacerbating a serious polio outbreak in Pakistan, threatening to derail dramatic progress made this year towards wiping out the disease worldwide, health officials say.

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25 Sep 2013 description

By Gerry Shih

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Twitter, which is preparing for its initial public offering, said on Wednesday it will help users receive special alerts from government agencies and aid agencies during emergencies.

Users who sign up will receive smartphone notifications via the Twitter app as well as SMS text messages - assuming they agree to handover their cell phone numbers - from any of several dozen agencies who have signed on to the program.

20 Sep 2013 description

By Thomas Escritt

THE HAGUE, Sept 20 (Reuters) - After the collapse of half a dozen cases over atrocities, International Criminal Court prosecutors are seeking to hire forensic experts to reduce their reliance on witness testimony.

Although not the only factor in the court's failure to secure more than one conviction in a decade, the disappearance of witnesses, doubts over their accounts and withdrawals of their statements have undermined prosecutions over suspected crimes against humanity in Kenya, Sudan, Congo and elsewhere.

25 Aug 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:27 AM
Author: Busani Bafana

GABORONE, Botswana (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his home country of Mozambique, Micas Luis is a darling of the farmers he advises on how best to grow their crops and vegetables.

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14 Aug 2013 description

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A row broke out among small farmers in central Kenya’s upper Tana water catchment area around four years ago, with accusations and counter-accusations flying, tempers rising and fighting not far off.

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20 Jun 2013 description

Author: Tim Large

Today is World Refugee Day - and the latest statistics from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show world refugee numbers are higher than at any time since 1994. As the U.N. refugee chief put it at a recent news conference: “Each time you blink, another person is forced to flee.”

07 Jun 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 6 Jun 2013 05:11 PM
Author: Maria Caspani

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half of all deaths among children under five - 3.1 million deaths a year - are caused by malnutrition, according to a new series of reports released on Thursday.

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24 May 2013 description

GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kajal Rekha was 18 when the river near her village in Sreepur Union in northern Bangladesh overflowed, flooding her family's house, and leaving her stranded on her bed on top of a bamboo table for two months, more or less alone. Rekha could not leave for a safer place like her relatives because she could not walk, after an accident that injured her spinal cord.

10 May 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 2 May 2013 03:01 PM
Author: Tim Large

Aid workers see text messaging as a key tool in disaster communications – but what are the pitfalls and how can they be avoided?

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02 Apr 2013 description

WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday called for a commitment by the international community to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people living in developing countries.

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