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)
23 Nov 2015, TRF
Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, reports Reuters. 'We were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change,' he said.
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