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As slumdwellers battle to stay afloat, little help is on the way

TRF

As cities across the world tackle climate change, slum dwellers often struggle to access money or assistance because most help is concentrated at national instead of urban levels. With some cities not even counting slum dwellers, their future is bleak as they face uncertainty and increasingly worse disasters.

  • UN talks offer helping hand to people uprooted by climate change

    TRF

    Delegates at the COP24 in Katowice have approved a report by a taskforce set up to tackle climate displacement. The recommendations in the report urge governments and UN agencies to include communities in their efforts to gather data and better understand the displacement risks they face, so that more effective solutions can be crafted.

  • Yemen: Poor preparedness and insecurity hampered cholera epidemic response

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    A new report reveals that Yemen did not have an adequate cholera preparedness and response plan in place before its outbreak. This lack of preparedness, in addition to extreme insecurity, resulted in surveillance gaps and a weakened ability to reach conflict-affected populations, among other issues. The report makes 20 recommendations to mitigate future outbreaks.

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