Geneva, 9 July 2020 – The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will...
During the month of May 2020, which coincides with the lean season, approximately 42,000 people (0.4%) were classified in Emergency (IPC Phase 4), while approximately 1,402,000 people (13%) were classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), 3,919,000 (36%) in Stress...
Health restrictions by the German authorities left no alternative but to defer negotiations planned for October, UN Climate Change said By Chloé Farand There will be no UN climate negotiations this year, after preparatory talks scheduled in October have been postponed...
The East and Horn of Africa region is already home to some of the most food insecure populations in the world. Now, with countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia currently facing one of the worst desert locust infestations...
A paradigm shift for effective mitigation and adaptation By Collison Lorez, ICPAC  Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group The ravages of climate change pose a grave danger to regional food security and general development. The most cited effects include extreme...
By Padili Mikomangwa, The Exchange/NECJOGHA   In East Africa, Rwanda—which is one of the first nations to ban the use of plastic bags has become one of the first countries to submit a new national climate plan which will strengthen global efforts...
The World Bank announced today US$6 million in new funding from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s arm for the poorest countries, to help Djibouti address the threat posed by the locust outbreak and strengthen its preparedness systems. The...
East Africa’s agro-pastoral areas at risk of new wave of desert locusts  Nairobi / Djibouti- Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Livestock of the Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), including representation from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, held...
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released today. Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22...
River lhubiriha in Kasese district in western Uganda has burst it's banks, causing heavy flooding. At least eight people confirmed dead and hundreds displaced in Kasese district. https://twitter.com/ClimateNewsAfr1/status/1263577090500308992?s=20 Kabugho Bwangirini, 80, Agnes Matsika, 23, Felistus Kabugho, 17, Rorontina Masika, 45, Yubu...

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