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UN FARMS to Create One Million Days of Work for Mideast Migrants

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ROME, Mar 15 (IPS) - The problem is rather complex and often not recognised: in one of the major regions of both origin and destination for migrants and refugees -- the Near East and North of Africa, 10 per cent of rural communities is made up of forcibly displaced persons, while more than 25 per cent of the young rural people plan to emigrate.

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

Monday, March 13, 2017

ROME, Mar 13 (IPS) - New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years.

Climate Change Making Kenya's Droughts More Severe

Sunday, March 12, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) - The Super El Nino of 2015 to 2016 wrought droughts and floods around the world, yet it is its sister La Nina that is now fuelling drought and hunger in East Africa.

SPARKS Plugs Gap in Caribbean Climate Research

Saturday, March 11, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 11 (IPS) - On Nov. 30 last year, a new high-performance ‘Super Computer' was installed at the University of the West Indies (UWI) during climate change week. Dubbed SPARKS - short for the Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing - the computer is already churning out the ‘big data' Caribbean small island states (SIDS) need to accurately forecast and mitigate the effects of climate change on the region.

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

Friday, March 10, 2017

ROME, Mar 10 (IPS) - In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community -- the Il Lakipiak Maasai ("People of Wildlife") -- which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country.

Another Somalian Famine

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 08 (IPS) - Last month, the United Nations declared another famine threat in Somalia due to yet another drought in the Horn of Africa. Important lessons must be drawn from the Somalia famine of 2010-2012, which probably killed about 258,000 peoplehalf of whom were under-five. This was the greatest tragedy in terms of famine deaths in the 21st century, and in recent decades since the Ethiopian famine of the late 1980s.

Global Harvests Robust, Yet 37 Countries Need Food Aid

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

ROME, Mar 07 (IPS) - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering from civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the United Nations.

Barefoot Solar Warriors Take On Gender Injustice and Climate Change

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

TILONIA, India, Mar 07 (IPS) - On a summer morning in 2008, Magan Kawar decided to leave her village for a job. The very next day, her parents-in-law excommunicated her.

Unhealthy Environment Causes 1 in 4 Child Deaths: WHO

Monday, March 06, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 06 (IPS) - Unhealthy environments - both inside and outside the home - cause the deaths of more than 1.7 million child under the age of five every year, according to two new reports released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Monday.

Caribbean Awaits Trump Moves on Climate Funding, Paris Deal

Sunday, March 05, 2017

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mar 05 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders worry that with climate change sceptic Donald Trump in the White House, it will be more difficult for small island developing states facing the brunt of climate change to secure the financing necessary to adapt to and mitigate against it.

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