Millions face flooding threat across west and central Africa
New York: In west and central Africa, some 3.4 million people need help after destructive flooding, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.
Africa: Response to climate crisis doesn’t match ‘magnitude of the challenge’
New York: African States are on the front line of the climate crisis, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, but far more action is needed to turn the tide on rising emissions, and reduce global warming.
Rise in use of traditional medicine in China causing new crisis in African nations: Report
Beijing: A rise in use of Chinese traditional medicines in several African nations have created a new crisis as it is fueling demand for endangered species whose body parts are used to make certain ingredients.
Africa climate change report reveals heat rising north and south, Sahel getting wetter
New York: Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, the first in a series of continent-by-continent assessments.
UN forum to bring â€˜big space dataâ€™ benefits to disaster response in Africa
New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): Outer space and disaster response experts, on Monday, gathered at a United Nations forum in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how “big data” including social media, crowdsourcing and satellite imaging, can reduce the risk of natural disasters in Africa and support response efforts when they strike.
Centre for Science and Environment urges global intervention to stop unregulated dumping of used vehicles in Africa and South Asia
New Delhi, July 23 (IBNS): Delhi-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in a new global study -‘Clunkered: Combating Dumping of Used Vehicles - A roadmap for Africa and South Asia’, has lifted the lid on the dark underbelly of a large-scale global trade in old and used vehicles from high income to low and middle income countries of Africa and South Asia.
Assam : Rare and exotic animals from Africa, South America recovered
Guwahati, Mar 24 (IBNS): While illicit wildlife trade is continuing in India, Assam police on Saturday rescued several rare and exotic animals of Africa, South America, Madagascar from state capital Guwahati.