There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
WHO report highlights health impacts of climate change
The health sector has a vital role to play in order to respond and minimize the threats that climate change poses to human health
MANILA, 26 APRIL - The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific has released a new report with scientific evidence of climate change affecting health and recommended actions for countries in the Region.
Climate change heightens Pacific island countries’ vulnerability, according to a new report by WHO
Ensuring a health-in-all-policies approach, health considerations should be incorporated into national policies and plans relevant to climate change
13 millones de personas han sido afectadas por desastres a lo largo de 2015.
Un estudio de ACNUR identifica a la violencia y la falta de protección por parte de las autoridades como causa de la huida de muchas mujeres desde El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras y México.
El Niño durante 2015 ha sido considerado entre los más fuertes desde 1950 y varios países e instituciones regionales han implementado medidas para enfrentar sus efectos negativos.
13 million people were affected by disasters during 2015.
A study conducted by UNHCR points to violence and lack of protection by the authorities as reasons of why women are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.
El Niño in 2015 has been considered among the strongest since 1950 and several countries and regional institutions implement measures to address its negative effects.
By , Jessika Bohr
The momentum generated in the last days, weeks and months around the importance of tackling climate change should now be put to use to serve the most vulnerable children – those who bear the brunt of climate change today. This is very evident in the East Asia and Pacific region, the world’s most disaster prone region.
Laproductionagricoledecette année a enregistré une baisse de 12% par rapport à 2014 et de 10% comparée à la moyenne quinquennale.
L’étatd’urgencedécrétéle9 novembre dans le Lac puis prorogé de six mois (jusqu’au 22 mars 2016) fragilise la réponse humanitaire dans la région.
Lasituationépidémiologiqueau Tchad reste marquée par le paludisme, la rougeole et la méningite.
Agricultural production this year has decreased by 12% compared with 2014 and 10% compared to the last five years.
The state of emergency declared on 9 November in the Lac region, and then extended for 6 months (until 22 March 2016) hampers the humanitarian response in the region.
Malaria, measles, and meningitis are the major health concerns.
The 2015 report on the state of the world population was launched on 3 December in Sido by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Frightening tremors: Midnight quake jolts city, wakes up people
Disaster Management: Private sector’s help sought in building resilience
Solid waste management: key to avoid dengue fever outbreak in future
PM directs provinces to ensure safe environment for children
‘Environmental issues holds back actualization of South Asia’s growth Potential’
Health Deptt plans strategy to avoid dengue fever outbreak next year
Derrick Douglas had never known it so bad.
“For this particular period between 2014 and 2015, I think no one expected that sort of harsh drought that we experienced. We [farmers] were not aware that it would have been so devastating,” he said.
Douglas, 55, became a farmer after being a teacher for several years, in hope of earning more from his efforts. He cultivates a variety of crops and ground provisions, including scotch bonnet peppers, lettuce, pak choi, carrots, yams and cocoa - on a farm in McNie District in the ‘garden parish’ of St. Ann.
Donors’ help sought in rehabilitation of Chitralis
Environment mainly to blame for cancer
Experts urge importance of mental health in disaster situations
Coastal areas prone to climate change implications
Hospitals waste damaging environment: Expert
Solar-powered tubewells revive farming in drought hit Soan valley
CTD to target 'women's wing' of Islamic Stateinspired group in Karachi
Say no to guns: ‘Elite class’ blamed for widespread arms culture
In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the incidence of natural disasters—particularly water-related disasters—are on the rise, resulting in an increased exposure to and vulnerability of the population to disasters.
KP CM pledges to rehabilitate infrastructure of quake, flood-hit areas
Is a discussion on climate change even relevant to a third world country like Pakistan?
Floods and earthquake damages stands at $40m in KPK: PDMA
Awareness drive on clean environment
Volunteers to be inducted for disaster management in Mansehra
Climate change threatens food security globally
Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan, Tajikistan and India
Over 500 suspects arrested in KP police operations
Paris, 10 December 2015 – Recognizing the link between climate change and human rights is an important step towards protecting the fundamental rights of communities across the planet, according to a new United Nations report presented at the Paris climate meeting today.
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Each year, in the days leading up to holiday gatherings across the United States, stoves and ovens put in a lot of hours.
Many are used to cook turkeys; some roast more than one. Stovetops steam green beans, simmer gravies, and cook cranberries down to a sauce.
Timely assistance: Solar plants provided to Chitral hospitals
NDMA provides 1,875 tents to earthquake victims
Pakistan most vulnerable country for disasters of climate change
Call for women protection in disasters
Motorists advised to be extra careful during foggy weather
Dealing with disaster: Exhibition focuses on damage limitation
Dengue becomes all season disease in Karachi, 121 more cases surface in a week
Sipah tribe agrees to hand over wanted militants
República Dominicana, 07 de Diciembre 2015
Fuente: El Caribe
Salud. El clima, el crecimiento poblacional y la confusión de los médicos para tratar el dengue han sido las razones de tantas muertes y enfermos por esta causa, en el 2015.
Así lo resumió el viceministro encargado de Salud Colectiva, Nelson Rodríguez Monegro, quien estimó que la cantidad de sospechosos de dengue terminará el 2015 con entre 16 y 17 mil casos registrados por Salud Pública.
Source: Reuters - Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:55 GMT
Global health alliance was set up at Durban climate talks
Rising tides bring rise in disease
Developed, developing worlds all at climate health risk
By Barbara Lewis
PARIS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Small islands that bear the brunt of rising sea levels also face the greatest risk of diseases linked to a warmer planet, health leaders said on Saturday, as 13 million medical professionals added to the calls for a global climate pact.
WONOGIRI, Indonesia, 3 December 2015 –Thirty-five cities and districts in one of the world’s most disaster-exposed countries, Indonesia, have come together to declare their commitment to reduce disaster risk following months of devastating forest fires which have released huge quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
As global leaders meet in Paris for the COP21 climate change summit, the enterprising Governor of Central Java, Mr. Ganjar Pranowo, organized a mass signing-up to UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign.