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Climate change and El Nino drove 2015 disasters

UNISDR

The head of UNISDR, Robert Glasser, said: 'We have come through the hottest year on record. 98.6 million people were affected by disasters last year and climate often aided by a strong El Niño was a factor in 92% of those events... adapting to climate change is vital for countries seeking to reduce disaster risk now and in the future'...

  • Improving food security and agricultural productivity: a priority for Burkina Faso

    WB

    For several years now, life has been a constant struggle for much of Burkina Faso’s rural agrarian population. A severe drought in 2011 scorched what were already arid lands. Crops withered under the Saharan sun, yielding poor harvests and leaving meager food stocks for villagers and their animals...

  • Google to offer flood alerts for India

    The Statesman

    In an effort to enhance disaster preparedness in India, tech giant Google on Tuesday announced public emergency alerts for floods in the country, reports the Statesman. Along with flood alerts, Google users will also be able to access 'river level' information for more than 170 areas in which the Central Water Commission (CWC) has active observation stations, the company said...

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