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New UN-ASEAN study reveals slow but devastating impacts of drought in South-East Asia

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Entire New South Wales now drought affected: Government

Sydney, Aug 8 (IBNS): The entire state of New South Wales in Australia is affected by drought, its government has said on Wednesday.

Heat-resistant crops, ‘green’ infrastructure, can prepare Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts – UN agency

New York, June 16 (IBNS): Countries in the Near-East and North Africa, where chronic water shortages are sure to worsen due to climate change, must take pro-active steps to become more resilient against droughts, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday.

From drought to floods in Somalia; displacement and hunger worsen, says UN

New York, June 9 (IBNS): After four consecutive poor rainy seasons that brought Somalia to the brink of famine, the country is now seeing near-record rainfall, and with it, flooding that has already displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

UN agencies urge global action as drought looms over Africa’s Sahel region

New York, May 4 (IBNS): United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger.

Drought and conflict leave millions more hungry in 2017 – UN-backed report

New York, Mar 23 (JEN): Driven largely by climate disasters and conflict, levels of acute hunger surged in 2017, leaving some 124 million people across 51 countries facing hunger crises –11 million more than the previous year, according to a new United Nations report.

‘We are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts, warns top UN aid official in Somalia

New York, Feb 19 (JEN): The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis is far from over.

Drought in DPR Korea threatens food supply during ongoing lean season

New York, July 20(Just Earth News): Amid the worst drought in nearly two decades in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations agricultural agency is calling for emergency food assistance, as well as irrigation and farming equipment, to help farmers get through the lean season.

Drought drives food price spike in East Africa, UN warns

New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): East Africa’s ongoing drought has sharply curbed harvests and drive up the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region, the United Nations agricultural agency said on Tuesday.

Drylands susceptible to more drought and land degradation, shows first of its type UN study

New York, July 19 (Just Earth News):More than two billion people live in deserts and other drylands, and as water availability declines due to climate change and land use – combined with violence and social upheavals – could lead to forced migration in African and western Asia, a new United Nations study on Tuesday showed.

Somalia: UN calls for urgent action to support drought-hit communities

New York, May 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A senior United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia on Wednesday called for urgent action to support drought-stricken communities in Puntland and Somaliland and avert a further deterioration of the situation.

Drought in Botswana is learning opportunity to achieve water security: UN rights expert

New York, Nov 18 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged Botswana to take the current extreme drought in the southern African country as an opportunity to develop a strategy for providing access to safe drinking water and sanitation for all as "a short-cut to prevent illnesses and deaths" in the long run.