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Sierra Leone: Freetown has no future if environment isn't saved

TRF

Freetown is still under threat one year after a devastating mudslide killed an estimated 1,000 people and left thousands homeless. It must tackle deforestation, poor housing and decrepit drainage if it is to prevent the next disaster, but insufficient funding remains a major obstacle to upgrading the city's infrastructure.

  • Liberia set to launch national policy & response strategy on climate change

    UNDP Liberia

    Liberia's Environmental Protection Agency will launch the National Policy & Response Strategy on Climate Change. The climate change policy will ensure that a qualitative, effective and coherent climate change adaptation process takes place. It will serve as the pillar for comprehensive sectoral strategies and action plans.

  • UK heatwave: NHS records over 2 million people in emergency care in July

    Acclimatise

    The NHS England reported that during the July 2018 heatwave, 2.176 million people visited a hospital A&E unit, walk-in centre, or urgent treatment centre, putting emergency departments under much pressure to cope with the influx of patients. Wards and waiting rooms had gotten unbearably hot during the heatwave, making longer waiting times hard to cope with.

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