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30 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

INTRODUCTION

PEOPLE’S VULNERABILITY to the impacts of natural hazards and climate change is determined by social, economic, political, and environmental factors. Disaster risk management aims to address vulnerability in order to reduce risk and therefore needs to consider the full range of vulnerability drivers, including those that affect persons with disabilities.

09 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

This study, based on analyses of current and projected ways to mitigate drought impacts in drylands, quantifies the potential for strengthening crop- and livestock-based livelihoods, identifies promising interventions, quantifies their likely costs and benefits, and describes the policy trade-offs that will need to be addressed when drylands development strategies are devised. This study was designed to contribute to the ongoing dialogue about measures to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of populations living in drylands.

20 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of internal migration. The report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration (2018) projects that, by 2050, without concrete climate and development action, just over 143 million people—or around three percent of the population across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia—could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change.

19 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders.

  • With concerted action, however, including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development planning at the country level – this worst-case scenario could be dramatically reduced, by as much as 80 percent, or 100 million people.

28 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A World Bank-funded project is promoting agricultural growth by intoducing video trainings in Ethiopia

  • Using the videos, trainers are able to deliver agronomic advice and knowhow to farmers in a simple way

  • Armed with more knowledge, Ethiopian farmers have been able to double their yield

06 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Convened under the Presidency of Fiji, the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) will make history as the first-ever small island state COP. The negotiations will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center in Bonn.

  • To support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, the Bank Group is ramping up action around key focus areas such as mobilizing climate finance and supporting vulnerable countries to build resilience to climate impacts.

16 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2017 — The World Bank today approved a $600 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to support the Government of Ethiopia’s vision of building a national safety net system to provide effective support in chronically food insecure rural areas, including providing cover during droughts.

15 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

World Bank Group Senior Vice President Mahmoud Mohieldin writes about the New Way of Working and collaboration with UN agencies and International Organizations to help bridge the humanitarian-development nexus.*

Due to drought conditions and conflict, more than 20 million people in in Somalia, Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation and famine, which is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

25 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Almost 50 percent of the Ethiopian highlands are eroded, with declining productivity costing Ethiopia 2 percent to 3 percent of its annual agricultural GDP.

  • An innovative approach to restoring degraded land combines security of tenure for Ethiopia’s farmers with better management of the country’s natural resources.

  • Over 266,000 households have been issued with legal, individual landholding certificates. About 15,000 youth, some of them single mothers, have been issued with legal, communal land tenure certificates.

06 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Each year, natural disasters, compounded by climate change and conflict, cause more than $500 billion in losses

  • Yet governments, supported by the World Bank, increasingly understand that investing in disaster recovery enables them to "build back better"

  • The international community sees the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) as a call to action on recovery to make countries even more resilient to disasters

03 May 2017 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights

  • The World Bank has approved another $100 million for a program in Ethiopia that focuses on long-term practical measures to prevent famine.

  • Despite these measures, this year’s widespread drought in the Horn of Africa has badly affected Afar and Somali pastoralists in eastern Ethiopia.

  • Ethiopia routinely supports people during prolonged droughts like this one, but has issued an appeal for international aid this year.

26 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

ADDIS ABABA, March 23, 2017 —The World Bank today signed a new grant agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to improve the enabling environment for sustainable forest management, investments, and emissions reductions in the state of Oromia. The $18 million grant, provided by the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund (Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes), will support the government’s new Oromia Forested Landscape Program (OFLP). This program would be the first operation financed by the Bank to target greenhouse gas emissions from a landscape perspective across an entire jurisdiction.

09 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017—World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today issued the following statement on the devastating levels of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen:

“Famine is a stain on our collective conscience. Millions of lives are at risk and more will die if we do not act quickly and decisively.

10 May 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 9 mai 2016 – Alors même qu’un épisode de sécheresse extrême continue de sévir dans la majeure partie de l’Afrique subsaharienne et que des millions de personnes ont besoin d’une aide d’urgence, un nouveau rapport préparé sous la direction de la Banque mondiale examine les interventions qui pourraient accroître durablement la résilience face à la sécheresse.

10 May 2016 description
report World Bank

Opportunities to Reduce Vulnerability to Drought are Within Reach, Says New Report

04 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The World Bank-supported Productive Safety Nets Program has helped to put in place systems which continue to serve as the backbone of the government’s disaster prevention and relief efforts

  • The program reduces the number of people needing humanitarian assistance by eight million by providing cash transfers to 318 food-insecure districts

  • The program has also helped to build roads, watersheds and 4,300 school rooms, helping to address root causes of vulnerability and poverty