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Health risks related to climate change rising – UN

Youssef-Nassef  Health risks related to climate change rising – UN Youssef Nassef e1492036762963

A new UN report says that health risks related to climate change are on the rise worldwide. At the same time, coordinated international responses can help prevent some of the worst impacts of climate change on health. Youssef Nassef, Director of the Adaptation Programme of the UNFCCC secretariat, says: “The report clearly highlights the need for the UN and partners ...

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World Wetlands Day: How wetlands reduce disaster impact

Nguru-Hadejia-Wetlands  World Wetlands Day: How wetlands reduce disaster impact Nguru Hadejia Wetlands

With the theme: “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Management”, mankind will on Thursday, 02 January celebrate the 2017 edition of the World Wetlands Day. The world will attempt to raise awareness around the theme, in the light of the fact that the frequency of disasters worldwide has more than doubled in just 35 years – driven by climate and weather related ...

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Louisiana floods: Worst U.S. disaster since Sandy

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The death toll from Louisiana’s flooding has risen to 11, as thousands of volunteers are rushing to assist the state stricken by what American Red Cross officials called the U.S.’s worst national disaster since Superstorm Sandy. More than 40,000 homes have been hit by the water, and 30,000 people been rescued. Nearly 8,000 people still remain in emergency shelters, as ...

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Nigeria to implement global agenda on reducing disasters

Pa Lamin Beyai  Nigeria to implement global agenda on reducing disasters Pa Lamin Beyai

Nigeria has set in motion processes to implement the newly adopted global framework to curb the risk of natural disasters. Tagged: “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR),” the agenda was endorsed last March in Sendai in Japan, replacing the 10-year Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) that came to an end this year. The SFDRR will however span 15 years ...

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