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5 Jun 2019 HARARE, Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe has had power shortages since 2007 and has relied on imports of over 350 MW from Eskom and about 50 MW from HCB of Mozambique...
5 Sep 2017 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
UN Food Agency Heads Call for Investment to Address Root Causes of Hunger. Trump-Nominated WFP Chief Beasley Slams Saudi Role in Yemen Crisis
The heads of the three food agencies of the United Nations (UN) this week made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Gilbert F...
28 Jul 2016 MASERU, Lesotho
United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Lesotho Karla Hershey this week issued an update on the El Niño-related drought situation in the country. The update, dated July 26, 2016, is the fourth since the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili, declared a drought emergency in December 2015...
4 Mar 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past 900 years, according to a new study by scientists from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
8 Jan 2016 OXFORD, United Kingdom
This year’s unusually strong El Niño will put unprecedented pressure on the global humanitarian system, relief organization Oxfam warned last week. The group said in a statement that according to its estimates, the weather phenomenon could leave tens of millions of people facing hunger, water shortages and disease if action is not taken now to prepare vulnerable people for its effects...
9 Mar 2015 NEW YORK CITY, NY, United States
The severe drought Syria faced from 2006 to 2010, which was likely the result of manmade climate change, may have helped spark the nation’s 2011 uprising, according to a new report from the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York.The report, “Climate Change in the Fertile Crescent and Implications of the recent Syrian Drought,” released last week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that anthropogenic factors had increased the probability of severe and persistent droughts in the region...
25 Jul 2014 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
Climatologists and meteorologists from Central America are predicting that drought conditions in the region will continue through August, September, and October.Following a recent Climate Forum in El Salvador, that country’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources issued a press release saying that after carrying out analyses of weather patterns, historical records of rainfall, ocean surface temperatures, rainfall probability scenarios, and other factors, experts have created a map of expected rainfall in the region over the next three months...
23 Aug 2013 CAPOACAN, Mexico
Residents of Capoacan in Veracruz state's Minatitlán municipality say a new coke plant and petroleum refinery are polluting the area and causing respiratory and skin diseases among the population.Fishermen and other locals claim the Lázaro Cárdenas refinery releases wastewater into the Coatzacoalcos River...