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Mosquitoes carrying Zika, dengue may thrive in warmer Africa

TRF

Rising temperatures and urbanisation could spark vector-borne disease epidemics across Africa, scientists say. As temperatures rise, mosquito habitat ranges will change, leading to infections of diseases such as malaria and dengue in new areas. Climate data can be used to predict outbreaks and indicate risks, but better coordination is needed between African nations.

  • Don’t ignore the one group that can make climate action happen

    IRIN

    Southern Africa was one of the hardest hit regions by the 2015-2016 drought, which especially affected female smallholder farmers by exacerbating their pre-existing vulnerability. But promoting gender equality and women's leadership can make humanitarian responses more effective, and should be at the core of disaster risk reduction programmes.

  • UN: Mexico earthquake underlines importance of strict building codes

    UNISDR

    The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today expressed his sincere condolences to the people and government of Mexico. UNISDR calls for more countries vulnerable to seismic activity to commit to making all schools safe through the Worldwide Initiative on Safe Schools.

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