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UN relief chief pledges support for Nigeria in rebuilding Northeast

Martin Griffiths

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has pledged to support Nigeria to help rebuild the lives of those affected by violence in the Northeast. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths The UN humanitarian affairs chief who made the pledge at the end of his four-day visit to Nigeria, said ...

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Volcano: 80% of Tonga population impacted by eruption, tsunami – UN

La Palma Volcano

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says  no fewer than 12,000 households have been affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami that hit the islands of Tonga. A volcanic eruption An underwater volcano in the South Pacific erupted violently on Saturday, January 15, 2022, causing tsunamis to hit Hawaii, Japan, and Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu, and ...

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Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed reappointed as UN deputy secretary-general

Amina Mohammed

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Monday, January 10, 2022, formalised his prior announcement that Ms Amina  Mohammed of Nigeria will continue in her role as Deputy Secretary-General during his second term for another five years. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Muhammed In delegating development coordination to Mohammed, the secretary-general set in motion the most ambitious reform in the ...

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Ijaw Diaspora Council urges govt, UN to end Nembe oil well leakage

oil spill

The Ijaw Diaspora Council (IDC) on Friday, November 12, 2021, appealed to the Federal Government and the international community to help halt ongoing oil leakage at an oil field in Nembe, Bayelsa State. Spilled crude oil spreading around a spill site The group, with headquarters in New Jersy, USA, in a statement issued and made available in Yenagoa by Pastor ...

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COP26: UN chief urges govts to show more commitment to climate actions

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has urged governments to show necessary ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance in a balanced way, cautioning against settling for the “lowest common denominator”. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres told delegates at the ongoing 2021 UN climate conference, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, Novemeber 11, 2021, that he was inspired by the mobilisation of ...

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UN system generates 25% fewer greenhouse emissions in 2020

Antonio Guterres

The UN system generated approximately 25 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions than in 2020, with significant travel restrictions and large portions of personnel working from home in the year. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres That’s one of the key points to emerge from the Greening the Blue Report 2021, the first study to reveal the impact that COVID-19 has had ...

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Govt wants UN redeem $100bn pledge to support developing countries on climate action

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government has called on developed countries to redeem their $100 billion pledge, made to support developing countries on climate action. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The. Minister of State, Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, made the call on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Abuja, at a news briefing on COP26 preparation, scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, in ...

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UN, Airbus select African team to embark on climate assessment mission


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in partnership with Airbus Defence and Space on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 announced the selection of an African team to embark on a space mission for monitoring climate. Bartolomeo, the Airbus external payload hosting platform A joint statement from UNOOSA and Airbus released in Nairobi said the ClimCam team compromising specialists ...

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Africa’s glaciers to melt, millions of poor face drought, floods – UN

African Glacier

Africa’s fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could also shave 3 per cent off continental GDP by mid-century, the U.N. climate agency warned on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Melting glacier The latest report on the state of Africa’s climate by the World Meteorological Organisation ...

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700,000 South Sudanese hit by worst floods in decades, says UN

Stéphane Dujarric

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 said it was alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the worst flooding in decades in South Sudan, as it affected more than 700,000 people across the country. UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at the  UN headquarters in New ...

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