A humanitarian crisis in a country, region or society where there is total or considerable breakdown of authority resulting from internal or external conflict and which requires an international response that goes beyond the mandate or capacity of any single agency and/or the ongoing United Nations country program. - (IASC)
25 Jul 2016, Guardian, the
Climate-related disasters increase the risk of armed conflicts, with one quarter of the violent struggles in ethnically divided countries preceded by extreme weather. The scientists behind the new research say it could be used to predict where future violence might flare, allowing preventative measures to be taken, with the co-benefit of climate stabilisation: peace.
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