The catastrophic mudflow destroyed a road between national parks Manyara and Ngorongoro. Car traffic was restored on the same day in Tanzania
A new report by PlanAdapt explores how the cities of Cape Town, Durban, Mombasa and Nairobi are rising to the challenge of urban flooding, and how their work can inspire others.
The Philippines is one of the most typhoon impacted countries globally, with about 20 tropical cyclones traversing the country’s area of responsibility each year. On 16 December 2021, super typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette, made its landfall in the Philippines.
An aerial view of the Mai Po nature reserve beside Shenzen City, China
In 2018, the highest decision-making body on financial and economic issues in China mandated competent authorities to implement coastal conservation and restoration projects through the use of Nature-based Solutions.
To ensure that lifesaving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are included in humanitarian response, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) partners with communities to prepare for emergencies.
Early actions taken ahead of floods in Nepal in 2021 helped to save lives and minimize the impacts.
Pedestrians cross a snow-covered street during a blizzard in New York
Many of the weather catastrophes fit in with the expected consequences of climate change, making greater loss preparedness and climate protection a matter of urgency.
The disasters just kept coming in 2021, from Hurricane Ida’s destruction across Louisiana and the Northeast to devastating wildfires in the West and damaging storms, tornadoes and floods.
Start Network has today announced the purchase of an innovative insurance policy in partnership with African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the Government of Zimbabwe.
Today, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) releases new data showing that the last seven years globally were the seven warmest on record by a clear margin. Within these seven years, 2021 ranks among the cooler years, alongside 2015 and 2018.
Aerial view of the Indus river and valley, Karakoram, Pakistan
Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, communities have been suffering the impacts of climate change, especially in the last two decades. In Ghizer alone, thousands of residents have experienced flash floods and landslides that destroy roads, farms and homes.