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27 Jun 2018 description

Heatwaves are already a bigger risk in many cities than people realise, experts say

By Laurie Goering

CAPE TOWN, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks – an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold – figuring out how to keep people cool can be a challenge.

20 Jun 2018 description

"This is a wake-up call" that action is needed now to deal with fast-approaching problems, says one urban expert

By Laurie Goering

CAPE TOWN, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned Tuesday.

29 May 2018 description

by Lin Taylor | @linnytayls | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 28 May 2018 19:00 GMT

Study purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet

LONDON, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than three million cases of dengue fever, the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease, could be avoided annually if global warming is capped at 1.5C, said a study that purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet.

19 Dec 2017 description

"I'm scared that if it ever floods at night, it will come into my house and the flood will take me away. That's one of my greatest fears" - Freddy Sei, 15

By Lin Taylor

SOUTH RIVER, Vanuatu, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each time teenager Freddy Sei hears the rumble of thunder, sees rains pound the earth in his small coastal village or watches strong winds whip palm trees, he is gripped with fear.

13 Nov 2017 description

By Inna Lazareva

DOSSEYE, Chad, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leila Ousmane and her 10-year-old daughter walk in disbelief atop the crumbling bricks that, until a few days earlier, formed the walls of their family home.

Heavy rains and floods in late September ravaged the Dosseye refugee camp where they live, toppling their house of mud bricks and wooden stumps into rubble.

"We went to live with my neighbour," said Ousmane. "But last night, the storm made their house collapse too."

31 Oct 2017 description

Researchers found that the Ebola was significantly more likely to emerge in areas with surrounding forest loss

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

06 Sep 2017 description

By Inna Lazareva

YAOUNDE, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Experience gained taming West Africa's Ebola outbreak is helping Sierra Leone deal with its recent mudslide disaster, but urgent action is needed to prevent future catastrophes, experts say.

As more bodies are unearthed after the mid-August mountain collapse in Regent on the outskirts of the capital Freetown, thousands of people who lost their homes require emergency accommodation and longer-term help to recover, aid workers say.

07 Apr 2017 description

Rising temperatures, floods and droughts can cause major epidemics in areas not usually affected by malaria

By Alex Whiting

LONDON, April 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health agencies in Africa need to start consulting seasonal weather forecasts to help prepare for malaria epidemics and ensure outbreaks are spotted early and curbed before they become severe, a malaria expert said.

21 Feb 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Avalanche kills seven near Lowari Tunnel

  • NDMA prepares framework for vulnerable, low-income communities

  • Wind, rain, heat: Health risks grow with extreme weather

  • Babies starving as food runs low in Pakistan's drought-hit Tharparkar district

  • CM approves shifting of eight ATCs from Clifton to Central jail

  • Sindh govt fails to provide adequate security in Sehwan, says MQM, PMLF

  • Punjab sends summary to federal government for Rangers’ deployment

14 Feb 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

  • Climate change, environmental health risks becoming greater causes of death

  • 6.3 earthquake jolts parts of Balochistan

  • NDMA holds national workshop on disaster risk insurance framework for Pakistan

  • 14 killed, over 100 wounded in Lahore blast

  • 3 FC personnel martyred in explosion in South Waziristan

  • NACTA warned about blast in Lahore

  • FIA to issue red warrant for Altaf through Interpol

  • 37-nation naval exercises begin in Pakistan

09 Feb 2017 description

The New Urban Agenda: Seeing the bigger picture

Sustainable urbanization, as defined in the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III Summit in October 2016, has been hailed as a positive, transformative force for development. A process that, if properly planned and managed, will usher in a new era of wellbeing, resource efficiency and economic growth for billions of city dwellers.

31 Jan 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

Climate Change Adaptation Project to benefit 185 million population

Pakistan - Severe weather (NDMA, Local Media)(ECHO Daily Flash of 27 January 2017)

Sound Bytes: ‘Climate change is a bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism’

Fourth generation war and the intelligence arm

Quebec attack, immigration and havoc

Scotland Yard not to reopen MQM’s money laundering case on Pakistan request

Govt to inaugurate 14 passport offices this year: Nisar

230 cases registered under anti-money laundering law

24 Jan 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Fresh wave of cold hits Pakistan, rain expected in Karachi

  • Pakistan School Safety Framework to be finalised in March: NDMA

  • Govt issues precautionary measures for likely dry spell

  • Seminar on climate change

  • 69 Pakistanis in Saudi detention on terror charges

  • Protecting the corridor: Special security force for CPEC notified: report

  • 90 pc of FATA IDPs are back home: Jhagra

  • Two nations, too many problems

17 Jan 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights:

Heavy snowfall halts life in Balochistan, Chitral, hilly areas

Experts call for effective land management

Met department forecasts rain, snow to continue till Wednesday

Climate change: Pakistan at seventh among top 10 most vulnerable countries

Calamitous: Many disaster bodies exist on paper only

Senate unanimously condemns Modi’s anti-Pakistan statement

Govt moves for speedy trial of terrorists

Army chief rubbishes Afghanistan’s claim linking Pakistan with terror attacks

25 Oct 2016 description

Asia: Catching the wave of success

As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.

The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.

30 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Heavy rainfall floods streets in Rawalpindi

  • Provinces asked to follow National Climate Change policy

  • Preventive measures against Congo virus advised: Experts

  • Pakistan to become water scarce in 4 years

  • Supreme Court rejects review appeals of 16 terror convicts set to hang

  • Pakistan’s Counter- Terrorism Policy

  • CPEC confronts terrorism

  • US urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to work together against terrorism

23 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UN lauds Pakistan’s capacity in dealing with natural calamities

  • CDA to launch Monsoon Tree Planation Drive

  • NDMA chairman vows to protect schools from natural disasters

  • India funding terrorists in Balochistan

  • Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism

  • NACTA receives thousands of false informations about terrorism

  • Pakistan again invites India for Kashmir talks

16 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • PDMA demands 15,000 tents

  • Green Line Bus Rapid Transit ,a green disaster in the making

  • Pakistan glaciers threatened by climate change, ice-selling

  • German Government contributes Euro 1 million to WFP towards resilience and food security in Pakistan

  • Combating climate change: Saarc members told to enhance cooperation

  • Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism