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World + 7 more

Why scaling up climate adaptation is so critical this year

Of the 20 countries most vulnerable to climate change, 13 already received sizable international humanitarian aid last year, and almost all are experiencing violence, instability or armed conflict.

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Niger

EU funds fight hunger, build resilience in Niger

A €4.5 million contribution from the EU has enabled the WFP to provide support to vulnerable people in four areas of Niger which are reeling from climate change, conflict and the impact of COVID-19.

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COVID death toll in the Americas reaches one million

One million deaths represent nearly half of the world's total deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. "It is the equivalent of losing half the population of Havana or Quito" - IFRC

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Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians on the run due to floods

More than 22,000 people have lost their temporary homes as heavy rains, flooding and snow destroyed 4,000 tents at camps in northwest Syria. One child has died and three people were injured.

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Libya + 1 more

Shipwreck off Libya claims more than 40 lives

The tragic sinking, the first of 2021 in the Central Mediterranean, resulted in at least 43 deaths. Survivors were provided with emergency assistance, including food, water and medical screenings.

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