Water cooperation works.
Over the past 15 years, 2.6 billion people have gained access to an improved source of drinking water and 2.1 billion people have gained access to improved sanitation. Water connects marginalised people to the mainstream economy and there is growing recognition that access to water and sanitation are of key importance to end poverty, empower women and build prosperous and sustainable societies.
CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY
Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people traveling to and from nearby islands.
Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?
Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.
Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.
Around 60,000 refugees from Mali are receiving emergency food aid in four camps in north-western Niger. The aid is being distributed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Programme, thanks to support from partners including Switzerland. This will then develop into a targeted assistance programme in the autumn. Caroline Nanzer works for the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit and is supporting this transition. Report.
EAU ET CONFLITS
6 L’or bleu, plus précieux que jamais
La pénurie d’eau constitue l’un des plus grands défis à venir et suscite des tensions.
La Suisse joue un rôle important dans la prévention des conflits.
11 « Sans dialogue, tous les acteurs ressortent perdants»
Entretien avec Sundeep Waslekar, expert en gestion de l’eau et président de l’organe de réflexion indien Strategic Foresight Group
13 Reprendre confiance après l’effondrement
Maps / Infographics
Everything you need to know about climate change in a nutshell