July 4, 2014, Big News Network
Should international refugee law accommodate climate change
The UN faces challenges in being able to help to protect refugees due to climate change.
June 13, 2014, AllAfrica
Djibouti: Quarter of Djibouti Population Desperate for Drought Aid - United Nations
Nearly a quarter of the population in Djibouti is in desperate need of aid, with malnutrition and a dramatic lack of water causing a mass exodus from rural areas, the United Nations said Thursday (June 12th).
June 11, 2014, Climate News Network
Help needed now for climate refugees
An new UN report warns of the urgent need to plan for assistance of climate change refugees in order to prevent conflicts and security issues.
May 24, 2014, Daily Times
Traumatised Balkan flood refugees just want to go home
Record flooding in Europe's Balkans have left many refugees struggling emotionally.
Apr 7, 2014, Air Force News Service
Airmen, civil authorities train for natural disasters
Natural disasters can and often strike with little notice, making a recent multi-state disaster response exercise involving military, civilian and interagency personnel especially valuable.
Apr 3, 2014, The Financial Express
Drawing up a regional plan to check river erosion
Experts attending the week-long training programme on river erosion and embankment safety in the south Asia region call for a regional approach to tackle erosion of river banks in Bangladesh.
Apr 1, 2014, The Guardian
London smog warning as Saharan sand sweeps southern England
London smog warning as Saharan sand sweeps southern England According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution has become the world's single biggest environmental health risk, linked to around seven million deaths a year. Saharan dust is a contributing factor to air quality, as well as pollution levels and weather conditions in southern England.
Mar 29, 2014, The Washington Post
Before the Washington mudslide, warnings of the unthinkable
Residents of Snohomish County, Washington, question whether mudslide could have been predicted and prevented.
Mar 28, 2014, The New York Times
Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land
The effects of climate change have led to a growing sense of outrage in developing nations, many of which have contributed little to the pollution that is linked to rising temperatures and sea levels but will suffer the most from the consequences.
Mar 26, 2014, Shanghai Daily
UN ink deal with east African nations on disaster preparedness, humanitarian action
The UN humanitarian agency and east African countries signed agreement to enhance ties on disaster preparedness and coordination of humanitarian aid.
Mar 24, 2014, The Guardian
Climate change could leave another 50 million people facing hunger by 2050
Governments meet in Japan to discuss a major new scientific report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The study outlines the scale of the threat climate change poses to people worldwide and suggests ways to help people cope.
Mar 17, 2014, The Guardian
East African countries are dealing with the impacts of climate change
Noticing climate change making weather patterns unpredictable, and other climate impacts, the Uganda government developed a climate change policy and an implementation plan focusing on adaption rather than migration.
Mar 14, 2014, Brookings Institution
Resolving Displacement After Disasters: Insights From Haiti
Dr. Megan Bradley examines the question of durable solutions to displacement in Port-au-Prince, recognizing that the challenges faced in Haiti may be a source of insight for responses to other urban, post-disaster displacement crises â€“ which are expected to become more common in the future.
Mar 12, 2014, San Francisco Chronicle
Film explores aftermath of the Japanese tsunami disaster
Film producer Dianne Fukami documents the resilience she saw in the tsunami survivors and the approach to life that paralleled Japanese Americans' grandparents and parents who had been incarcerated in this country during World War II.
Mar 11, 2014, Reuters
World Bank expands support to Bangladesh cyclone victims
The World Bank extended another $140 million in additional support to Bangladesh to help people affected by two deadly cyclones in 2007 and 2009.
Mar 11, 2014, TIME
Fukushima Three Years Later: How One Town Is Coping
Three years after the earthquake that triggered a tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, new research reveals a high-than-normal incidence of PTSD symptoms among survivors in Hirono, Fukushima.
Mar 8, 2014, Manila Bulletin
Asia-Pacific suffers worst natural disasters in 2013
The Asia-Pacific region suffered the worst natural disasters in 2013, with the Philippines experiencing the biggest number, said a report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Mar 7,2014, BBC
Drought threat looms over Kenya's Turkana region
The Turkana region in northern Kenya is facing one of the worst droughts in living memory with more than 1m people in need of food aid. Local politicians are warning that the death toll will start rising unless urgent action is taken.
Mar 7, 2014, Thomson Reuters Foundation
For women in Haiti, access to clean water inspires change
Pure Water for the World has partnered with residents of Bouda Chita, Haiti, a rural community west of Port-au-Prince, to provide clean water and hygiene education. The impact of clean water access is transforming the lives of women of all ages.
Mar 5, 2014, The Guardian
Extreme weather is 'silver lining' for climate action: Christiana Figueres
UN climate chief says flooding and heatwaves have raised the issue of climate change to the highest political level and reminding politicians that climate change is not a partisan issue.
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