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10 Dec 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:07 GMT

By Laurie Goering

PARIS, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As weather extremes strengthen and seas rise around the world, forced migration linked to climate pressures is poised to become a "mega-problem" that could dwarf existing flows of conflict refugees, migration experts warned on Thursday.

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07 Dec 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 6 Dec 2015 21:08 GMT
Author: Megan Rowling

PARIS, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Creeping deserts, loss of trees, barren soils and water shortages are pushing poor farmers off their land from Africa to Latin America, forcing people to seek new ways to survive, experts said.

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07 Dec 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 6 Dec 2015 21:52 GMT
Author: Laurie Goering

PARIS, Dec. 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bolivia produces national, regional and even city weather predictions and warnings. But getting that information into the hands of people in the path of an oncoming drought or flood quickly and in a form they can use has long been a problem.

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05 Dec 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 2 Dec 2015 19:21 GMT

Author: Megan Rowling

By Megan Rowling

PARIS, Dec 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Hurricane Katrina brought storm surges crashing into New Orleans in August 2005, Beverly Wright lost all her family photographs, going back to her great grandparents, in the flood.

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05 Dec 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 2 Dec 2015 13:18 GMT

Author: Megan Rowling

PARIS, Dec 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ending hunger by 2030, one of 17 global goals adopted in September, can only happen if more money and effort are invested in helping people cope with climate change impacts, the head of the U.N.'s food aid agency said.

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05 Dec 2015 description
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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:27 GMT

Author: Lelio Marmora, Executive Director of UNITAID

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Anton Chekhov, the great Russian playwright famous for his biting aphorisms, once said: any fool can handle a crisis, what wears you out is day- to- day living. It was a sharp insight into how emergencies fill us with energy and purpose, and a warning that it is much harder to persevere when immediate danger fades.

02 Dec 2015 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, Dec 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children will be more likely to survive tuberculosis (TB), the world's most deadly infectious disease, once new strawberry- and raspberry-flavoured medicines are available early next year, experts said on Wednesday.

TB killed 140,000 children and 1.37 million adults last year and infected a further one million children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), but a lack of market incentives has hindered the development of drugs for children, the TB Alliance campaign group said.

01 Dec 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 1 Dec 2015 13:03 GMT

Author: Emma Batha

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries must stop locking up stateless people like criminals, human rights campaigners said, describing their detention as "a preventable tragedy" that risks being worsened by the migrant crisis.

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19 Nov 2015 description
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By Magdalena Mis

LONDON, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new mobile phone app designed to help aid workers predict where hunger may strike and provide help in good time was launched by Austrian scientists on Thursday.

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18 Nov 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 20:00 GMT
Author: Megan Rowling

BARCELONA, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syria, Libya and Yemen are among the countries whose ability to withstand climate change shocks and stresses has deteriorated most in the past five years, suggesting conflict makes people more vulnerable to climate impacts, researchers said.

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14 Nov 2015 description
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Author: Joseph D'Urso

LONDON, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About one million migrants and refugees fleeing war and poverty are expected to arrive on Europe's shores in 2015, with governments and aid agencies struggling to cope.

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12 Nov 2015 description
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By Manipadma Jena

ANKARA, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The growing flow of migrants into drought-prone Niger, whose own population often struggles with hunger, raises tough questions about why people are moving from one risky place to another and how to head off related tensions, experts say.

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10 Nov 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:05 GMT
Author: Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boko Haram violence in the drought and flood-stricken swamplands of Lake Chad, which has destroyed livelihoods, torn communities apart and forced millions to flee their homes, could worsen Europe's migration crisis, a United Nations official has warned.

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30 Oct 2015 description
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BERLIN, Oct. 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Barren barley and wheat fields stretch across the dry landscape of northern Afghanistan, the result of persistent drought and flash flooding that has left thousands of people facing food shortages and loss of work.

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24 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:29 GMT

Author: Violette Goarant

STOCKHOLM, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweden, known globally for its traditional generous foreign aid programmes, could reduce its funding of development projects in Africa to compensate for the increased costs of accepting record numbers of refugees this year.

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21 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Author: Astrid Zweynert

MANILA, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people in Asia have been struck by dengue fever in recent months, putting medical services under strain and highlighting the need for a long-term strategy to fight the potentially lethal disease.

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14 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:11 GMT
Author: Megan Rowling

BARCELONA, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments of 110 nations have promised to beef up action to help people forced to leave their homes and cross borders because of natural disasters - and to take steps to prevent them having to flee in the first place.

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11 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 9 Oct 2015 18:00 GMT

By Megan Rowling

BARCELONA, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Horn of Africa is becoming drier in step with global warming, researchers said on Friday, contradicting some climate models predicting rainier weather patterns in a region that has suffered frequent food crises linked to drought.

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07 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 6 Oct 2015 23:01 GMT

By Alex Whiting

LONDON, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traumatised by his experiences as a child soldier in South Sudan, 14-year-old Peter decided to settle an argument with two other children by taking an AK-47 from the local military barracks to shoot them.

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04 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 2 Oct 2015 01:01 GMT

By Magdalena Mis

LONDON, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments in water 'hotspots' need to scale up cooperation over shared water resources to avoid 'drastic' consequences such as international conflicts, the United Nations University (UNU) said on Friday.

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