Tag: natural disasters

UN food agency says record 45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.

Climate explained: how much of climate change is natural? How much is man-made?

Successive reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – mandated by the United Nations to assess scientific evidence on climate change – have evaluated the causes of climate change. The most recent special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees confirms that the observed changes in global and regional climate over the last 50 or so years are almost entirely due to human influence on the climate system and not due to natural causes.

Can this Japanese system help African cities adapt to climate change?

Sub-Saharan Africa is already experiencing the realities of a changing climate – and the situation is only going to get worse.

What we learnt from Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction – Eswatini Delegate

At the end of the 5-day UNISDR Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, CNBC Africa’s Lubabalo Mashiqana caught up with Khangeziwe Mabuza, Principal Secretary in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office of the Kingdom of Eswatini. She elaborated on the common issues between the two regions in terms of types of natural disasters and how they can share best practices in disaster risk reduction.

Why people living in Africa need insurance coverage against natural disasters

Mozambique was the site of one of Africa’s most devastating natural disasters in recent times. In the year 2000 floods killed 700 people, displaced 60,000, and left more than 500,000 needing humanitarian...

Is climate change the culprit behind natural disasters?

Is climate change the culprit behind natural disasters?

Deforestation, poor urban planning caused deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone – Report

Deforestation, poor urban planning caused deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone – Report

African governments urged to help millions uprooted from their homes

The worst affected country was Nigeria, with as many as 736,000 fleeing their homes in 2015.
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