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Disaster Risk Management Critical To Achieving Sustainable Development

The Guardian: The world’s humanitarian burden is too big. How can we lessen it? Robert Glasser, head of disaster risk reduction for the U.N., and Stephen O’Brien, undersecretary-general for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs “…Sustainable development cannot be achieved unless we roll back the tide of…

U.S. To Provide Additional $20M To Zimbabwe For Food Assistance During Drought

Reuters: U.S. to feed half a million Zimbabweans until October after drought “Nearly half a million Zimbabweans will continue to receive food aid for another six months after the United States provided an extra $20 million to help ease hunger in 12 of the country’s districts hit by the worst…

WFP To Launch Food Aid Operation To Assist 1M Haitians Affected By Drought

U.N. News Centre: U.N. food relief agency to assist one million Haitians hit by three-year drought “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced [Monday] it will launch an emergency operation in Haiti to assist one million people devastated by three years of prolonged drought exacerbated by the El Niño…

International Response To Southern African Drought ‘Slow,’ The Economist Reports

The Economist: Southern Africa’s drought: Too little, too late “…The world’s response has been slow and stingy. Emma Donnelly, the coordinator for Britain’s Department for International Development in Zambia, says the migrant crisis in Europe and the war in Syria are straining donors’ capacity and will. Delay is costly: a…

Global Community’s Support To Ethiopia Critical As Country Faces Food Shortages, Drought

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Six million children in Ethiopia are hungry and without clean water. It is in all of our interests to help Ethiopia overcome the worst drought in fifty years Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International “…[Ethiopia’s] government is faced now with dealing with three challenges: the…

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