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).
Sydney, Aug 8 (IBNS): The entire state of New South Wales in Australia is affected by drought, its government has said on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): East Africaâ€™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.
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 â€“ combined with violence and social upheavals â€“ could lead to forced migration in African and western Asia, a new United Nations study on Tuesday showed.
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.
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.