São Tomé and Príncipe is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the form of increased precipitation and sea-level rise, with most assets along the coast and near rivers.
World Bank, the
Rohingya refugee women wait to collect relief aid at the palongkhali makeshift Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on October 06, 2017
As the international community gathers in the United Arab Emirates for COP28, the converging effects of the climate crisis, violent conflicts, and geopolitical upheaval are increasingly clear.
World Bank, the
Woman raising her hand against domestic violence
We know extreme heat can pose health risks, especially for vulnerable groups. But increasingly, research is highlighting a relationship between hot temperatures and violence. We found violence increased with warmer weather and the reasons are complex.
Conversation Media Group, the
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
A man overlooks a wildfire visible from San Francisco under a hazy sky turned orange
Continued rising concentrations of greenhouse gases fuelled record land and ocean temperatures and turbo-charged a dramatic acceleration in ice melt and sea level rise, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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.
This is a shot from space illustrating a hurricane approaching Texas.
Three years after experiencing huge losses and displacement from Hurricanes Eta and Iota, a community near San Pedro Sula is determined to be ready for the next disaster.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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
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
Lincolnshire in the UK prepares for major emergencies with digital twins and drones
Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF) has gone live with new geospatial and drone technology from Esri UK to help it better prepare for emergencies across the county, including flooding, loss of critical infrastructure or pandemics.

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