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The California Drought Versus the Ice Bucket Challenge - The Wire
20/08 - 2014

The Wire

The California Drought Versus the Ice Bucket Challenge
The Wire
Please stop pouring lovely fresh water over your heads" - Africa. — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 19, 2014. Of course, they've got a point: The campaign, according to The Washington Post, has used an estimated 5 million gallons of water so far.
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Kidnapping, persecution, drought, famine: Africa mired in evil - OneNewsNow
27/08 - 2014

Kidnapping, persecution, drought, famine: Africa mired in evil
OneNewsNow
Christian persecution and other humanitarian issues continue on the African continent – most recently just off Somalia. Four people traveling recently from Kenya to a popular island off the coast of Somalia near the border with Kenya were kidnapped by ...

Where am I? > Home > Agriculture > New Satellite To Help Farmers ... - Environmental News Network
19/08 - 2014

ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Where am I? > Home > Agriculture > New Satellite To Help Farmers ...
Environmental News Network
In order to monitor drought, farmers, scientists and resource managers can place sensors in the ground, but these only provide spot measurements and are rare across some critical agricultural areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America. For this reason ...
New Satellite Data Will Help Farmers Facing DroughtScienceBlog.com (blog)

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E Africa drought, war puts 14m at risk - News24
9/08 - 2014

The Nation

E Africa drought, war puts 14m at risk
News24
Nairobi - Poor rains and multiple conflicts across eastern Africa have put over 14 million people in need of food aid, three years since extreme drought devastated the region, the United Nations said on Friday. "The situation is very worrisome," said ...
Drought and war in East Africa put 14 million people at risk: UNTimes LIVE
Drought, war in E Africa put 14m people at risk: UNThe Nation

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California drought is 'a preview' warn scientists - Daily Mail
28/08 - 2014

Daily Mail

California drought is 'a preview' warn scientists
Daily Mail
But by adding the influence of growing greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, the drought models – and their underlying statistics – are now in a state of flux. Beyond the United States, southern Africa, Australia and the Amazon basin are also vulnerable to ...
Is the US Southwest headed for a 'megadrought'?Futurity: Research News
Megadrought Likely in Store for Southwestern USNature World News
Severe 'Megadrought' Likely To Hit Southwestern United States In FutureDesign & Trend
Summit County Citizens Voice -Phys.Org -DigitalJournal.com
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World: Violence against aid workers in 2013 [EN/FR/SP]
19/08 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World
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2013 set a new record for violence against civilian aid operations, with 251 separate attacks affecting 460 aid workers. The spike in attacks in 2013 was driven by escalating conflicts and deterioration of governance in countries like Syria and South Sudan.

Violencia contra trabajadores humanitarios en 2013

El año 2013 marcó un nuevo record en actos de violencia contra operaciones de ayuda, con 251 ataques efectuados a 460 trabajadores humanitarios. Este repunte es liderado por conflictos en progreso y el deterioro de la gobernabilidad en paises como Siria y Sudán del Sur.

Violences contre les humanitaires en 2013

L'année 2013 a enregisté un record de violence contre les opérations humanitaires, avec 251 attaques faisant 460 victimes parmi le personnel humanitaire. La hausse des attaques est due notamment à l'escalade des conits et la détérioration de la gouvernance dans les pays comme la Syrie et le Soudan du Sud

World: CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014
24/07 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, World
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In June 2014, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$75 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa. With this regional approach, CERF aims to help relief agencies address the complex and interlinked regional consequences of violent conflict, mass displacement of people and deepening food insecurity. This is the second of two annual Underfunded Emergencies (UFE) rounds.

World: World: Keeping up with megatrends
15/04 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World
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A study on the implications of climate change and urbanization for environmental emergency preparedness and response

Climate change: Climate-related disasters affected an estimated 2.6 billion people between 1999 and 2009, with the cost of responding to such disasters increasing tenfold between 1992 and 2008.

Urbanization: More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and, by 2030, the urban population is expected to exceed 5 billion.

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World: Enviromental Emergencies: Joint UNEP/OCHA Activities (as of 20 Feb 2014)
3/03 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World
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The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) responds to environmental emergencies by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners. By pairing the environmental expertise of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the humanitarian network coordinated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the JEU ensures an integrated approach in responding to environmental emergencies.

World: ReliefWeb Highlights 2013
19/02 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World
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In 2013 ReliefWeb continued to implement its ‘Strategy and Vision’ with the aim of becoming the humanitarian community’s ‘one stop shop’ for information. ReliefWeb is a service provided by OCHA that assists humanitarians to easily find reports, evaluations, analyses, maps, infographics, jobs announcements and training events from over 3,500 sources worldwide. ReliefWeb collected and published 43,924 humanitarian updates in 2013, covering acute crises in Syria, Central African Republic and South Sudan as well as natural disasters such as Typhoons Haiyan and Wutip.

World: United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Missions (UNDAC): from 1993 to 2013
6/02 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World
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The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

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Linking food security, climate adaptation and carbon management: a case study from Indonesia
26/08 - 2014
IRGSC working paper no. 11: This paper addresses the reduction of carbon emission as a global climate mitigation imperative and considers the negative impacts of climate change on food production. It argues that, in order to ensure that climate adaptation, food security and climate mitigation objectives are mutually achieved, local level intervention...
Reflection on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European Union
26/08 - 2014
This paper investigates how the questions of compensation and prevention are linked, and how this can be supported or hampered by public policy. It analyzes this for flood insurance, where the EU has instigated a debate on what the role of the EU should be in the context of flood insurance and other disasters in Europe. The paper investigates if and...
Planet@Risk, volume 2, number 5: special issue for the post-2015 framework for DRR
26/08 - 2014
This issue provides an overview of a number of international conferences and workshops organized in 2014 in preparation for a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) with a particular focus on: (i) taking stock of science and technology's latest knowledge and advances for all phases of DRR; (ii) showcasing how science and technology have...
Managing the health effects of climate change
25/08 - 2014
This report considers what the main obstacles to effective adaptation to the effects of climate change on health might be. It focuses on six aspects that connect climate change to adverse health outcomes: changing patterns of disease and mortality, food, water and sanitation, shelter and human settlements, extreme events, and population and migration....
Switzerland's position on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction
25/08 - 2014
This paper proposes four key elements that Switzerland considers important to be promoted in the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2): (i) it is paramount to develop a comprehensive understanding of the disaster risk landscape; (ii) investors – be they public or private – must avoid building-up new disaster risks; (iii) existing...
Volcanic tourist destinations
25/08 - 2014
This comprehensive book addresses the growing interest in the geological heritage of volcanic landforms and their role in tourism. Individual chapters and case studies present a balanced view about the global volcano tourism sector and include discussions of various volcanic hazards and the potential for disasters and accidents with a main focus on...

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