Climate Change

Somalia: UN Warns of Famine Danger as Drought Intensifies

February 18, 2017

Water Journalists Africa February 18, 2017 As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe. The drought that the northern regions have struggled with for the last year […]

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Somalia: Norway scales Up Efforts to End Famine caused by Severe Drought in Somalia

February 18, 2017

WaterSan Perspective February 18, 2017 Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. “A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid. Norway is now increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the […]

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Ethiopia: Experts Warn of Dire Consequences as Lake Turkana’s Water Levels Fall

February 15, 2017

WaterSan Perspective February 15, 2017 Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya according to the Human Rights Watch. Based on publicly available data from the United States Department of Agriculture, […]

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Ethiopia: African Countries Asked To Submit More Concrete Commitments for Tackling Climate Change

October 17, 2016

Eden Habtamu Shibeshi October 17, 2016 The Africa Climate Policy Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has urged African countries that are yet to ratify the Paris Agreement to consider revising their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Speaking at a civil society workshop on the eve of the sixth Conference on Climate […]

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‘Spirit of Paris’ Continues as Governments Get Down to Implementing their New Landmark Climate Change Agreement

May 26, 2016

Water Journalists Africa May 26, 2016 The first UN climate change meeting since governments adopted the landmark Paris Agreement closed today amid a suite of positive outcomes that will support the treaty’s widely anticipated early entry into force and stronger, sustained action world-wide into the future. The nearly two week meeting saw countries push ahead […]

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Les gouvernements entrent dans une nouvelle ère de collaboration sur le climat

May 17, 2016

WaterSan Perspective May 17, 2016 En lançant le coup d’envoi de la conférence sur le changement climatique de l’ONU à Bonn (du 16 au 26 mai), la Secrétaire exécutive de la Convention climat de l’ONU, Christiana Figueres, a déclaré que, suite à la conclusion de l’accord historique de Paris l’année dernière, les gouvernements laissent maintenant […]

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Kenya: Kanyone Residents Bask In Water Glory

September 23, 2012

By Paschal B. Bagonza, Mary Mwendwa, Gasirigwa Sengiyumva For numerous families in rural Kenya without piped water, buying water from private vendors can cost a huge proportion of their meager household income, causing families to resort to untreated water from wells, rivers, and streams. However, the situation is different in Kanyone – one of the […]

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