West Africa The Risk Reduction Index (RRI) provides in-depth analysis, carried out within geographically well-defined risk prone areas, of the existing conditions and capacities that either hinder or enable local and national actors to carry out effective risk management
Harsher droughts and rising numbers of conflicts with farmers are threatening the future of pastoralism in the Sahel, but experts say that integrating crop and livestock systems can help sustain the livelihoods of herders and farmers.
To date, more than 200,000 people have been affected in Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal. Buildings have collapsed, roads have been rendered impassable, and valuable farmland is submerged.
Since mid-August, China has experienced two typhoons in the south and extremely severe flooding in the north. Authorities estimate the total number of people affected by the disasters to be over 10 million.
Typhoon Utor, locally known as Labuyo, struck the Philippines in the mountainous north of Luzon. While information to date remains limited, some 22 people are reportedly missing and an estimated 935 are affected.