Overall Red alert Drought for Eastern Africa-2019
in Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 06:46:00 +0200timescolonist (en)

“No,” she said. “What’s ‘rain’?” I slapped my forehead. Of course! It really has been that long since the South Island saw precipitation. For young people rain is just a fading memory, or perhaps the stuff of dubious legend like unicorns, pay phones or walking to school unescorted.

When the rain comes, will we be ready for it?

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 05:09:00 +0200timescolonist (en)

“No,” she said. “What’s ‘rain’?” I slapped my forehead. Of course! It really has been that long since the south Island saw precipitation. For young people rain is just a fading memory, or perhaps the stuff of dubious legend like unicorns, pay phones or walking to school unescorted.

<p>AVREMO UN DESERTO E LO CHIAMEREMO ITALIA &ndash; &ldquo;UN QUINTO DEL NOSTRO PAESE E&rsquo; A RISCHIO DESERTIFICAZIONE&rdquo;, LA PIU&rsquo; MINACCIATA E&rsquo; <span style="color:#FF0000;">LA SICILIA</span> MA TUTTO IL SUD PUO&rsquo; ESSERE COLPITO - L&rsquo;ALLARME SU &ldquo;UNA TRAGEDIA IN....

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:55:00 +0200dagospia (it)

desertificazione. Un quinto del territorio nazionale è a rischio desertificazione "a causa dei cambiamenti climatici con prolungati periodi di siccità, ma anche del progressivo consumo di suolo e della mancata valorizzazione dell’attività agricola nelle aree più difficili".

2018 was 4th hottest on record

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:07:00 +0200bdnews24 (en)

Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India. Record levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, trap ever more heat. Average global surface temperatures were 1.0 degree Celsius (1.

Let’s fight climate change

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:39:00 +0200nation-ke (en)

In Summary. When crops are wiped out by floods or drought, families are robbed of livelihoods and food security undermined. Poverty, deforestation, overgrazing and lack of irrigation undermine productivity. Advertisement. By EDITORIAL There is little doubt that the country is already feeling the effects of climate change.

"Las voces en favor de nuestro planeta son cada vez más fuertes"

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:21:00 +0200elmercuriodigital (es)

"Debemos cumplir nuestro mandato" Inger Andersen, Directora Ejecutiva, ONU Medio Ambiente "Hay algo en el aire. No estoy hablando de la contaminación o de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. Me refiero al cambio que necesita hacer la humanidad para abordar los desafíos ambientales que han....

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:10:00 +0200observer (en)

Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of farming.

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:22:00 +0200guardian (en)

Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of farming.

Africa faces dual threat of drought and floods from global heating

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:51:00 +0200guardian (en)

Flooding in the Tana river area of Kenya in 2018, when 60,000 people were forced to move home/ overflowed at Onkolde Village, in coastal Tana Delta region of Kenya. About 64 000 people have displaced from the flooded area, according to Kenya Red Cross.

Previsioni meteo. Da giovedì punte fino a 40 gradi al Sud.Tempo instabile a nord fino a mercoledì

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:29:00 +0200247libero (it)

Il clima nel nord-Italia sarà caratterizzato nelle giornate di oggi e domani soprattutto, da una certa instabilità, con la formazioni di isolati temporali sulle Alpi ma anche a valle nelle zone del Nord-Ovest e del Veneto. Più sereno il tempo nel resto d’Italia, dove continuerà a prevalere l’alta....

Francisco Madeira

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:05:00 +0200coastweek (en)

On May 20, aid agencies launched a drought response plan seeking 710 million dollars to urgently help 4.5 million people. Somalia’s overall Humanitarian Response Plan for 2019, requiring 1.08 billion dollars, is only 22 percent funded. The Somalia Humanitarian Fund is currently depleted.

Da giovedì punte fino a 40 gradi al Sud e nelle isole. Instabilità a nord fino a mercoledì

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:21:00 +0200247libero (it)

In Italia le catastrofi naturali hanno causato molti più danni negli ultimi 20 anni che nei 20 anni precedenti. Si calcola infatti che tra il 1998 e il 2017, l’ammontare complessivo dei danni economici è aumentato del 151% rispetto al periodo che va dal 1978 al 1997.

Atoyac: bendición o maldición

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:28:00 +0200noticiasnet (es)

LA CIÉNEGA ZIMATLÁN, Oax.- La escasez y el exceso de las lluvias se ha convertido en una disyuntiva en esta comunidad de los Valles Centrales, sobre todo, en las tierras que se localizan en las partes bajas, cercanas al río Atoyac. “Rogamos a Dios para que llueva, pero también para que no sea mucha....

Impact of El Nino: A peek into a changing world

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 05:48:00 +0200straitstimesSG (en)

THE BOY CHILD. Like the tantrums of a petulant child, the destruction that El Nino has wrought in recent decades has made the world sit up and pay more attention. The 1982 event, in particular, was a turning point. That year, El Nino caused a global catastrophe - droughts in the western Pacific and....

UNHCR warns of growing climate-related displacement in Somalia

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:58:00 +0200unhcr-org (en)

. This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch to whom quoted text may be attributed at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A Somali family who lost most of their livestock because of severe drought pose for a picture in Wajaale, Somalia, June 2017. © UNHCR/Mustafa Saeed.

Famine in Somalia could cause more than 2 million deaths, UN says

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:37:00 +0200thenational (en)

More than two million people could die from starvation in Somalia by September if international assistance is not urgently provided in the war-scarred east African nation, the United Nations said this week. Mark Lowcock, UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, issued a call for about $700 million (Dh2.

INTERVIEW -Drought leaves 366,000 'one step away from famine' in Madagascar - U.N.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 20:32:00 +0200trust (en)

By Nita Bhalla. NAIROBI, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Recurring drought in Madagascar's south has left more than 360,000 people on the brink of famine, a top United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging donors to do more to help people prepare for climate shocks. Ursula Mueller, U.N.

U.N. Aid Chief Warns of Looming ‘Horror’ as Somalia Again Faces Famine

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:20:00 +0200nytimes (en)

The top humanitarian official at the United Nations sounded the alarm on Wednesday about the looming risk of famine in the Horn of Africa because of drought, warning that more than five million people are threatened, mostly Somalis. The official, Mark Lowcock, under secretary general and emergency....

Mobilisation Needed for Climate-Related Disasters

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:37:00 +0200ipsnews (en)

“UNHCR and humanitarian partners fear that severe climatic conditions combined with armed conflict and protracted displacement could push the country into a far bigger humanitarian emergency,” said UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch. As a result of below average rains and a worsening drought, an estimated 5.

UNHCR warns of growing climate-related displacement in Somalia

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:21:00 +0200africa-newsroom (en)

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5, 2019/APO Group/ -- This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch to whom quoted text may be attributed at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Ahead of World Environment Day tomorrow, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling....

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