UN warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk; and launches a global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in 51 countries across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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The accumulation of carcinogenic arsenic in rice, the world’s main staple crop, represents a health threat to millions of people. For the first time, scientists have systematically investigated under which conditions,…

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Live radio stations in the rural north of Cameroon are producing a series on women micro-entrepreneurs of non-timber forest products (NTFP). In 50 programmes, the women talk about their business and the challenge of…

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Water

Water is the basis of all life on Earth. Without water, agriculture, and hence food production, would not be possible, and this sector accounts for more than two thirds of global freshwater consumption. However,…

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This report warns that the region remains unlikely to meet any of the 17 SDGs by 2030 without concerted and extra efforts from all stakeholders. There is a striking lack of progress on environmental SDGs in Asia-Pacific,…

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