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A woman waters maize seedlings on a hillside farm in Tierra Blanca, Guatemala
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The Americas Climate Challenge follows previous Challenges in Africa, the Near and Middle East and Asia, supporting 28 pilots to date.
International Committee of the Red Cross
Cover and source: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
Documents and publications
This seismic risk profile of Venezuela, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
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The pandemic has left asylum-seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants in the lurch — and when it comes to vaccination rates, they’re being similarly affected.
Conversation Media Group, the
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Venezuelans, already suffering from years of food and medicine shortages, are defenceless against the coronavirus pandemic.
The New Humanitarian
Research briefs
According to a new study, climate change and bushfire may exacerbate recent mercury pollution and increase exposure to the poisonous neurotoxin.
Conversation Media Group, the
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The Venezuelan government's inability to manage its strained water resources during the 2013-2016 drought, which was described as the worst in 40 years, worsened existing water, food and energy shortages. With a restless public condemning the government's mismanagement, the drought will have played a part if Maduro's administration falls during the current crisis.
Center for Climate and Security, the
Documents and publications
This profile provides an overview of climate risk issues in the Amazon Basin, including how climate change will potentially impact ecosystems, water, agriculture, health, infrastructure, and tourism.
UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, addressing the High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
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For the third year, Japan hosted a High School Students Summit to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, urged them to become youth ambassdors for disaster risk reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Kobe Office

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