Efforts to get international climate finance into the hands of local people for adaptation efforts are getting a boost in South Africa
By Laurie Goering
CAPE TOWN, July 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the parched, mountainous hills of Leliefontein, in South Africa's northwest Namakwa district, farmers have long made a living raising oxen and goats.
"That's our passion. It's the only thing we know," says Katrina Schwartz, one of a long line of farmers in the remote Northern Cape region.
by Kieran Guilbert
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Rising numbers of migrants trapped in Libya are prey to smugglers and traffickers and sold for labour
By Kieran Guilbert
LONDON, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrants in Libya face the greatest danger in years of being trafficked, exploited or enslaved by armed groups and criminal gangs - which are becoming stronger - as Europe clamps down on migration, the United Nations and analysts said on Tuesday.
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DAKAR, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cameroonians fleeing an increasingly bloody separatist conflict have received little aid as humanitarian agencies struggle to access the area, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
More than 200,000 people have fled their homes in the volatile western regions since late last year, in addition to at least 21,000 who have fled into Nigeria, said the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Access to clean energy enables people to cope better with climate change - a root cause of insecurity in the region
By Megan Rowling
BARCELONA, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Grinding poverty and climate change are pushing communities in West Africa's Sahel region into the arms of extremist groups like Boko Haram, but providing people with clean energy could help slow that trend, said a top international official.
By Rina Chandran
MUMBAI, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in villages who have to walk miles each day to fetch water are bearing the brunt of India's worst water crisis in history, with activists warning of serious impacts on their health and well-being.
About 200,000 Indians die every year due to inadequate access to safe water, and 600 million face high to extreme water stress, the government think tank Niti Aayog said last month.
Most of them are from villages, where the task of fetching water for cleaning, cooking and washing falls to women.