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18 Jan 2019 description

Lubango - Studies of the food Resilience and Nutrition Security Programme in Angola (FRESAN) conducted in 2018 indicate that over 1.1 million Angolans living in the southern provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene are affected by drought as a result of the climate change phenomenon.

Such number represents 12 percent of the rural population of Huíla, 99 percent of Namibe and 97 percent of the inhabitants in the rural areas of Cunene.

15 Jan 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Reaz Haider

This report is produced by UNB United News of Bangladesh and IPS Inter Press Service.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 15 2019 (UNB and IPS) - As a country with a large coastline, the adverse impacts of saltwater intrusion are significant in Bangladesh. Salinity mainly affects land and water in the coastal areas.

03 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

These 10 crises and trends will help shape our coverage in 2019. Here’s why they have our attention and should demand yours.

Read more on IRIN.

13 Dec 2018 description

Becomes “Launch Partner” to UNDP’s Accelerator Labs in 60 Countries

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed a further 25% increase in funding from the German government to its 2019 core resources, which follows a 60% increase for 2018.

10 Dec 2018 description

Washington, DC, 10 December 2018 (OPS/OMS) - Ministers of Health from MERCOSUR and Associated States have signed a declaration to place health at the front and center of national climate change adaptation plans. This aims to ensure that health systems become climate resilient, and that health prevention and promotion are fully integrated with climate services, as per recommendations from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

06 Dec 2018 description

PAS DE SECURITÈ NI DE DEVELOPPEMENT SANS RESPECT DES DROITS HUMAINS

03 Dec 2018 description

Climate impacts - from heatwaves to worsening storms, floods and fires - are surging and threatened to overwhelm health systems, doctors say

By Laurie Goering

LONDON, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising heat and wilder weather linked to climate change make it "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century", with hundreds of millions more people already suffering in the last two decades, medical officials warned Wednesday.

30 Nov 2018 description

On 4 December, the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018 report, focusing on humanitarian data over a five-year period, will be launched in Geneva as a companion to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 – the authoritative, evidence-based assessment of global humanitarian needs and how best to respond to them. Here are highlights from the Data and Trends report.

Crises in numbers

30 Nov 2018 description

One of the world’s most widely respected medical journals, The Lancet, yesterday published research showing that rising temperatures caused by climate change are placing vulnerable populations at increased risk worldwide.

Leading doctors, academics and policy professionals from 27 organizations – all members of The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change network – contributed analysis and jointly authored the report.

23 Nov 2018 description

*by Aadesh Subedi *

Mosquito-borne dengue is gaining ground in temperate western Nepal as the climate gets hotter and wetter

POKHARA, Nepal, Nov 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Rambhadur Bishwakarma began running a high fever in October, he at first wasn't overly concerned.

"I thought the symptoms were of simple flu or usual fever," he said. "But things started getting worse gradually."

16 Nov 2018 description

Malawi celebrates UN Day with recognition of local champions for SDGs

The United Nations in Malawi on 24th October 2018 presented the stories of ordinary Malawians with extraordinary courage, talent and drive to make a difference in their communities and show the way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malawi. This was part of United Nations Day celebrations in Lilongwe.

16 Nov 2018 description

‘The Government intends to maintain a high level of aid and has proposed spending NOK 37.8 billion on aid in 2019. This corresponds to about 1 % of Norway’s gross national income and is NOK 2.5 billion more than in 2018,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.

12 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19338 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address to the Paris Peace Forum, in Paris today:

Ten years ago, in 2008, Lazare Ponticelli, the last known French veteran of the Great War, died at the age of 110. Every year on 11 November, Mr. Ponticelli, an Italian immigrant, honoured the promise he had made to his comrades who had died too young on the battlefield. He used to visit his local war memorial to remember them.

10 Nov 2018 description

LIBREVILLE, 9th November 2018 – African ministers of health and environment agreed today on a 10-year strategic plan to increase investment and accelerate joint health and environment priorities.

The Strategic Action Plan to Scale Up Health and Environment Interventions in Africa 2019 – 2029 to the African Union was adopted at the closing of the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment held in the Gabonese capital from 6 to 9 November.

09 Nov 2018 description

Gabriel Mabikina has lived most of his 80 years of life in the bustling port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo.

The retired businessman is a community leader and he has noticed many changes in his city.

“In the neighborhoods there are a lot of mosquitoes,”Mr Mabikina recently told health workers. “A lot, lot, lot of mosquitoes.”

31 Oct 2018 description

Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., 30 October 2018

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Thank you, Maureen.

I do feel honoured to be here at SAIS today. Thank you for inviting me.

I admire your commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in international affairs.

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