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5 Dec 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
Crisis comes on the back of a decade-old conflict, an economic crisis and struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
21 Nov 2021 DAMASCUA, Syria
Climate change-linked extreme drought, continued armed conflict in the region, and up-stream blockage aggravate water shortages in rural Syria.
2 Nov 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Effects of climate change will increase competition for water resources, causing food scarcity and heightening social tensions around the world within 20 to 30 years.
28 May 2021 Geneva, Switzerland
Weather-related disaster triggered 3 times more displacements than conflict in 2020. The latest annual report by the IDMC focuses on climate change as a driver, and highlights need for better data and sustainable, locally owned solutions.
26 May 2021 MOGADISHU, Somalia
Drought-like weather patterns, locust infestation and continued armed conflict challenge Somalia in 2021. UN agency calls for renewed efforts to respond and prepare.
7 May 2021 Vienna
Energy security, severe pollution from mining operations, flooding and water shortages could all lead to increased tensions in "one of the planet's warming hotspots".
1 May 2021 GENEVA
In an open letter to States and Leaders, the International Council of Voluntary Aid Agencies cites the widening gap between aid needed on an international scale and the limited resources being made available to address crises.
29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.
17 Mar 2021 NEW YORK NY
Northeast Nigeria research establishes a connection between climate change and sucessful recruitment into armed militias. Other regions are vulnerable.
9 Feb 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Three peace agreements were signed in Mali during January in a bid to end violence among communites that has plagued the circle of Koro in the centre of the country.The terms of the agreements were brokered by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation, include commitments to peace by “pardoning past actions and disseminating messages of peace and cohesion” and “facilitating the use of natural resources and land by all communities”...
7 Feb 2021 DHAKA
The demand for water will go up by 50 per cent by 2050 and some 4.0 billion people in this world face water scarcity at least for a few months of a year. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, chairman of Bangladesh's parliamentary standing committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, came up with the statement while addressing the closing ceremony of the 6th International Water Conference organised by ActionAid Bangladesh on Friday...
21 Jan 2021 EAST LANSING MI, United States
Rising global temperatures could result in a startling increase in frequent and severe droughts and water scarcity, affecting food security and escalation in conflict and human migration according to new research. Findings of "Global terrestrial water storage and drought severity under climate change", published 11 January in Nature Climate Change and based on a set of 27 hydrological simulations, indicate that climate change will reduce terrestrial water storage (TWS) across a number of regions, with areas located in the Southern Hemisphere most at risk...