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12 Jun 2017 description
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Cissokho Lassana

KAYMOUR/SENEGAL, 5 juin 2017

En Inde, ses feuilles séchées sont utilisées comme soin capillaire ; en Afrique de l’Est, la plante fait office de fourrage ; les Mauritaniens en fument les graines ; et dans les campagnes sénégalaises, où elle est connue sous le nom de leydour, elle est cultivée pour ses vertus médicinales et compense les pertes agricoles dues au changement climatique.

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29 décembre 2016

S’il est difficile de tirer un bilan positif au terme d’une année aussi tragique que 2016, quelques réussites sont à relever. Voici quelques-uns des succès enregistrés récemment sur le plan humanitaire, assortis de nos mises en garde :

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2 janvier 2017

Si 2016 nous a appris à nous attendre à l’inattendu, les collaborateurs d’IRIN sur le terrain nous ont donné une bonne idée de ce que la nouvelle année nous réserve. Nous ne pouvons pas garantir que tous les médias couvriront ces sujets, mais en voici dix auxquels nous serons attentifs :

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02 Jan 2017 description
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While 2016 taught us to expect the unexpected, IRIN’s eyes and ears on the ground have given us an idea of what to look out for in the new year. We can’t promise everyone else will be covering these stories, but here are ten we’ll be watching:

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31 Dec 2016 description
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It’s hard to see the silver lining around a year as awful as 2016, but a few good news stories did emerge. Here are some recent successes from the humanitarian world, with our caveats:

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10 Nov 2015 description
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New York, 10 novembre 2015 (IRIN) - Le changement climatique a un impact majeur sur l’habitat des animaux, mais quels risques pose-t-il pour la santé de l’homme ?

Les scientifiques estiment que près de 75 pour cent des maladies émergentes (et réémergentes) qui ont affecté l’homme au début du 21ème siècle ont été transmises par les animaux. Le SIDA, le SRAS, la grippe aviaire H5N2 et la grippe porcine H1N1 figurent parmi ces maladies, dites « zoonotiques ».

06 Nov 2015 description
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By Philippa Garson

NEW YORK, 6 November 2015 (IRIN) - Climate change is having a profound impact on animal habitats, but what disease risk does this pose for humans?

Scientists estimate that almost 75 percent of new (and re-emerging) diseases affecting humans at the beginning of the 21st Century were transmitted through animals. Among these so-called “zoonotic” diseases are AIDS, SARS, H5N2 avian flu and H1N1, or swine flu.

07 Aug 2015 description
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By Vu Duy

HANOI, 7 August 2015 (IRIN) - Toxic sludge that spilled out of open pit coal mines during 10 days of heavy rains may have seriously contaminated farmland, rivers and coastal areas in northern Vietnam.

Flooding has killed 30 people, wiped out roads and damaged thousands of homes, the United Nations said in a situation report on Wednesday. The UN also warned of potential risks to the environment, health and water sanitation after coal mines in Quang Ninh province flooded, spilling thick streams of dark sludge into the countryside.

05 Jun 2015 description
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By Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

NEW DELHI, 5 June 2015 (IRIN) - Temperatures are slowly falling in India with the approach of the cool monsoon rains, but a heatwave that has left more than 2,300 people dead has raised questions about how prepared the government will be for the next one.

The issue has taken on added urgency as global temperatures rise, and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that India is likely to experience more deaths from heat.

08 May 2014 description
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KISUMU/NAIROBI, 8 May 2014 (IRIN) - Climate change and increased population movements could see the spread of kala-azar (also known as visceral leishmaniasis or black fever) to hitherto unaffected locations, scientists warn.

07 Apr 2014 description
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JOHANNESBOURG, 7 avril 2014 (IRIN) - Les satellites et autres technologies modernes pourraient être mises à contribution pour améliorer la prévision des flambées épidémiques, ce qui nous laisserait plus de temps pour réfléchir à des stratégies d'endiguement, suggère le nouveau rapport du Groupe d'experts intergouvernemental sur l'évolution du climat (GIEC), qui cite des exemples d'exploitation des données météorologiques pour lutter contre certains agents pathogènes mortels.

04 Apr 2014 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 4 April 2014 (IRIN) - Satellite and other new technologies could be deployed to help predict disease outbreaks and give us more time to devise strategies to counteract them, suggests the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which cites examples of how weather information can be used in the battle against deadly pathogens.

03 Mar 2014 description
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NYAL (UNITY STATE), 3 March 2014 (IRIN) - In the vast swamplands of South Sudan's Sudd region, tens of thousands of recently displaced people (IDPs) are living with little food and no sanitation facilities on inaccessible islands, according to local officials. They fled after attackers, allegedly from Rumbek (Lakes State in central South Sudan), swarmed across the county burning houses and raiding cattle on 7 February.

30 Sep 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three diverse environments
  • Development and disasters
  • Thin coping capacity
  • Coordination is the key

BAN HOUYTHAO, 30 September 2013 (IRIN) - The frequent but low-impact disasters in Laos, home to just 6.1 million inhabitants, are seldom in the limelight compared with neighbouring flood-prone Thailand to the west, cyclone-hit Myanmar in the northwest, and earthquake-susceptible China to the north.

07 Mar 2013 description
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DAKAR, 7 mars 2013 (IRIN) - L'expansion annuelle des programmes humanitaires pour régler les problèmes chroniques des Sahéliens les plus vulnérables montre clairement que les stratégies de développement ne fonctionnent pas. Le Sahel est dès lors au coeur des débats sur la nécessité de développer la résistance aux chocs des personnes vulnérables.

04 Mar 2013 description
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DAKAR, 4 March 2013 (IRIN) - The annual gearing-up of humanitarian programmes to treat the chronic problems of vulnerable Sahelians is a clear sign that development there is not working. As a result, the Sahel is at the centre of the debate on the need to boost vulnerable people's resilience to shocks.

22 Jan 2013 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 22 January 2013 (IRIN) - In spite of the political and financial turmoil that Zimbabwe faces, the country seems to be on the right track in adopting strategies to address the effects of climate change.

15 Jan 2013 description
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LONDRES, 15 janvier 2013 (IRIN) - Le Forum économique mondial (World Economic Forum, WEF) a publié son huitième rapport annuel sur les risques dans le monde. Le rapport répertorie les principales menaces identifiées par une enquête menée auprès de plus de 1 000 experts. Comme l'an dernier, les risques qui apparaissent en tête de liste sont essentiellement économiques et financiers. Le risque de crise économique systémique majeure figure notamment parmi les premiers risques identifiés.

14 Jan 2013 description
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LONDON, 14 January 2013 (IRIN) - The World Economic Forum has released its eighth annual Global Risks Report, which lists top global threats identified by a survey of over 1,000 experts. As in last year’s report, 2013’s risks were topped by economic and financial concerns, particularly the risk of major systemic economic failure.

02 Jan 2013 description
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SANITATION, 2 January 2013 (IRIN) - In Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare (population 3,000,000), a man relieves himself in the dirt next to his tin shack, holding his nose to ward off the stench of a nearby overflowing latrine. In Ramallah (population 300,000) in the occupied Palestinian territory a 14-year-old girl wakes with menstrual cramps - and skips class because her school lacks a washroom where she can clean herself in private. In Bangladesh’s mega-capital (population 12 million), a monsoon-season flash flood leaves thousands with cholera.