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Farmer in drought-struck field
UNCCD launches ‘Global Drought Snapshot’ report at COP28 in collaboration with International Drought Resilience Alliance (IDRA).
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
African children fetch water from a water source
Scientists have uncovered a connection between temperature gradients in the Pacific Ocean and deadly but predictable consecutive dry spells in East Africa.
Eos - AGU
A closeup of a seismograph machine needle drawing a red line on graph paper
Magnitude 6.8 and 7.4 earthquakes struck Mindanao Island in the last couple of weeks. The strong ground shaking caused significant structural damage, liquefaction, landslides, sea-level disturbance and tsunamis.
Big storm approaching the coastal front in Australia
More than half the global population – around 4.5 billion people – are at high risk of experiencing an extreme weather event, such as a flood, drought, cyclone, or heatwave.
World Bank, the
Bangladeshi woman washing clothes in a flooded house
The findings reveal the long term public health burden of environmental hazards that are predicted to worsen under climate change.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The increasing number and intensity of wildfires in the Western U.S. are overshadowing other achievements at reducing emissions, aggravating air pollution and increasing disease and mortality.
University of Maryland
Close-up on a few desert locusts on corn plants.
FAO is conducting a 5-day training workshop for technical officers in charge of desert locust control from East Africa and the Middle East, aimed to enhance preparedness of their countries to effectively respond to desert locust outbreaks and invasions
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
Early warning
WMO and its partners are stepping up efforts to make sure that nobody is left behind in the international drive towards Early Warnings For All.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

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