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Climate Refugees are Increasingly Victims of Exploitation

GEERT VAN DOK Millions of climate-displaced people are victims of modern slavery. They end up in forced labor or debt bondage, have to prostitute themselves or are forcibly married. Their fate has so...

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Indonesia + 16 more

Climate change increases threats in South West Pacific

Glasgow, 10 November 2021 (WMO) - Sea surface temperatures and ocean heat in parts of the South-West Pacific are increasing at more than three times the global average rate, with marine heatwaves...

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UNDP's Climate Promise in Action in Asia and the Pacific

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. With its extensive coastlines, low-lying territories, and many small island states, the Region is highly susceptible to rising sea levels...

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Data, adaptation and finance key to managing flood risk

Last week’s flash floods in India, Nepal and Spain triggered by heavy rainfall are the latest in a string of water-related disasters from Germany to South Sudan to the United States. Flood-related...

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Alluvione: Girl power to combat floods in Indonesia

All-Women Team at Hackathon Fest 2021 Develops a Solution to Help Safeguard Vulnerable Communities from Future Flooding By Ranjit Jose and Haryanti Sunarta Experience has taught us that preparedness,...

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Human Rights Council Extends Mandates on the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Cambodia and Libya, Appoints Mandate Holders, and Closes its Forty-eighth Regular Session

MORNING 11 October 2021 The Human Rights Council this morning extended mandates on the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Cambodia and Libya, appointed mandate...

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Internal displacement at mid-year: 10 situations in review

2021 Mid-Year update In IDMC's 2021 mid-year update, we focus on ten situations which have displaced high numbers of people during the first half of the year, and which will need to be carefully...

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Five ways climate change hurts women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – In a year that has seen a global onslaught of catastrophic heat waves, wildfires, floods and drought, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest assessment...

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