The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) informs that heavy rains across the country caused the Niger River and Benue River to overflow. According to the NEMA’s latest report (24/09/2018) 12 states are being affected by floods, 4 states are declared under National Disaster (Niger, Kogi, Anambra and Delta), 441 251 people are affected and 108 casualties are reported so far.
he National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) informs that heavy rains across the country caused the Niger River and Benue River to overflow. In total 100 have died and thousands have been displaced and vast swathes of farmlands have been destroyed by the floods in central and southern Nigeria according to BBC report.
This paper explores the building of sustainable resilience for food security and livelihood dynamics using the Ethiopia Rural Household Survey panel data. Household resilience scores are derived from measures taken to protect against shocks. The impact of several demographic and socio-economic factors on resilience dynamics is then tested. This paper shows that the experience of resilience in the past leads to a subsequent higher chance of continuing to be resilient (‘true state-dependence’).
New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources
On 21 June 2018, the JRC published a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.
The Atlas provides the first comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of land degradation at a global level and highlights the urgency to adopt corrective measures.
Today the European Commission and the International Organization for Migration launch the Big Data for Migration Alliance (BD4M), a global initiative to unlock the potential of big data sources and provide valuable insights related to migration.
One of the main challenges to effective migration policies is working with traditional statistics, including census data that can often be outdated.