Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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2018 was 4th hottest on record

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:07:00 +0200bdnews24 (en)

Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India. Record levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, trap ever more heat. Average global surface temperatures were 1.0 degree Celsius (1.

17 de junio: ¿Por qué es el Día Mundial de Lucha contra la Desertificación y la Sequía?

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:36:00 +0200hsbnoticias (es)

La Asamblea General de la ONU declaró el 17 de junio como el Día Mundial de Lucha contra la Desertificación y la Sequía, con esta fecha se busca concienciar acerca de las iniciativas internacionales para combatir estos fenómenos. Este año el lema coincide con el 25 aniversario y es por ello que se....

Día Mundial de Lucha contra la Desertificación y la Sequía

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:27:00 +0200ambientum (es)

Hoy, 17 de junio, se celebra el Día Mundial de Lucha contra la Desertificación y la Sequía , declarado por la Asamblea General de la ONU, a través de su resolución A/RES/49/115, aprobada el 19 de diciembre de 1994. Lema para el Día Mundial de Lucha contra la Desertificación y la Sequía.

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:10:00 +0200observer (en)

Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of farming.

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:22:00 +0200guardian (en)

Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of farming.

Africa faces dual threat of drought and floods from global heating

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:51:00 +0200guardian (en)

Flooding in the Tana river area of Kenya in 2018, when 60,000 people were forced to move home/ overflowed at Onkolde Village, in coastal Tana Delta region of Kenya. About 64 000 people have displaced from the flooded area, according to Kenya Red Cross.

Previsioni meteo. Da giovedì punte fino a 40 gradi al Sud.Tempo instabile a nord fino a mercoledì

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:29:00 +0200247libero (it)

Il clima nel nord-Italia sarà caratterizzato nelle giornate di oggi e domani soprattutto, da una certa instabilità, con la formazioni di isolati temporali sulle Alpi ma anche a valle nelle zone del Nord-Ovest e del Veneto. Più sereno il tempo nel resto d’Italia, dove continuerà a prevalere l’alta....

Francisco Madeira

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:05:00 +0200coastweek (en)

On May 20, aid agencies launched a drought response plan seeking 710 million dollars to urgently help 4.5 million people. Somalia’s overall Humanitarian Response Plan for 2019, requiring 1.08 billion dollars, is only 22 percent funded. The Somalia Humanitarian Fund is currently depleted.

Da giovedì punte fino a 40 gradi al Sud e nelle isole. Instabilità a nord fino a mercoledì

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:21:00 +0200247libero (it)

In Italia le catastrofi naturali hanno causato molti più danni negli ultimi 20 anni che nei 20 anni precedenti. Si calcola infatti che tra il 1998 e il 2017, l’ammontare complessivo dei danni economici è aumentato del 151% rispetto al periodo che va dal 1978 al 1997.

Impact of El Nino: A peek into a changing world

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 05:48:00 +0200straitstimesSG (en)

THE BOY CHILD. Like the tantrums of a petulant child, the destruction that El Nino has wrought in recent decades has made the world sit up and pay more attention. The 1982 event, in particular, was a turning point. That year, El Nino caused a global catastrophe - droughts in the western Pacific and....

UNHCR warns of growing climate-related displacement in Somalia

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:58:00 +0200unhcr-org (en)

. This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch to whom quoted text may be attributed at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A Somali family who lost most of their livestock because of severe drought pose for a picture in Wajaale, Somalia, June 2017. © UNHCR/Mustafa Saeed.

INTERVIEW -Drought leaves 366,000 'one step away from famine' in Madagascar - U.N.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 20:32:00 +0200trust (en)

By Nita Bhalla. NAIROBI, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Recurring drought in Madagascar's south has left more than 360,000 people on the brink of famine, a top United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging donors to do more to help people prepare for climate shocks. Ursula Mueller, U.N.

U.N. Aid Chief Warns of Looming ‘Horror’ as Somalia Again Faces Famine

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:20:00 +0200nytimes (en)

The top humanitarian official at the United Nations sounded the alarm on Wednesday about the looming risk of famine in the Horn of Africa because of drought, warning that more than five million people are threatened, mostly Somalis. The official, Mark Lowcock, under secretary general and emergency....

UNHCR warns of growing climate-related displacement in Somalia

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:21:00 +0200africa-newsroom (en)

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5, 2019/APO Group/ -- This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch to whom quoted text may be attributed at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Ahead of World Environment Day tomorrow, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling....

Press release: National Drought Group agrees support for farmers and wildlife

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 18:51:00 +0200gov-uk (en)

Lower than average rainfall, continuing through April and May – particularly in the East of England – has seen some river flows decline to lower than normal for the time of year. In the south and east, rainfall has not replenished groundwater stores, with levels now declining.

Somalia: UNHCR warns of growing climate-related displacement in Somalia

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 13:41:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Ahead of World Environment Day tomorrow, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent additional support to help people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia.

UNHCR warns of growing climate-related displacement in Somalia

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 12:02:00 +0200unhcr-org (en)

. This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch to whom quoted text may be attributed at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A Somali family who lost most of their livestock because of severe drought pose for a picture in Wajaale, Somalia, June 2017. © UNHCR/Mustafa Saeed.

Sri Lanka

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 04:59:00 +0200wfp (en)

A middle-income country, Sri Lanka is focusing its development agenda on accelerating economic growth and recovering from a 30-year civil war that ended in 2009, while ensuring good governance and sustaining peace. The country is credited with considerable advancement in several development areas,....

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Prompt food imports will prevent hunger

Fri, 31 May 2019 00:18:00 +0200chronicle (en)

The 2018/19 agricultural season was a bad one, resulting in the country harvesting less maize than the amount required for national consumption per year. The Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF), projected in August last year that most countries in the region would receive normal....

Mozambique cyclones are “wake-up call,” says World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Wed, 29 May 2019 14:30:00 +0200africa-newsroom (en)

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 29, 2019/APO Group/ -- Fact-finding mission makes recommendations for future resilience. The devastation caused by cyclones Idai and Kenneth which hit Mozambique within the space of a few weeks is a wake-up call about more high-impact tropical cyclones, coastal flooding and....

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