Disasters

Viewed through a lens of interconnectivity, this new report shows how disasters build on impacts of the past and pave the way for future disasters.

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Disasters

Hydro-climatic disasters can cause poverty, spur migration and contribute to geopolitical instability. This report provides recommendations to reduce the economic, social and environmental costs of floods and droughts.

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Disasters

The Desert Locust upsurge continues to threaten food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen despite intense efforts to control the pest. Further investment is needed to protect rural livelihoods, FAO says.

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People in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan have been hit by heavy rainfalls over recent weeks. Farmland and pastures have been destroyed by the floods. The government of Sudan has declared a three-month state of…

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141 countries are exposed to at least one ecological threat by 2050. Ecological threats during the next decades may lead to a dramatic increase of food insecurity and mass population displacement, experts warn.

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The FAO has drawn attention to locusts posing a threat to agriculture in parts of Latin America. Efforts are being made at regional level to cope with locust swarms disaster.

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Tens of thousands of people are fleeing floods in Kenya and Uganda. Landslides destroyed roads and homes. The unusually heavy rains also encouraged the emergence of new swarms of locusts.

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In the FAO’s latest progress report on the locust control campaign the UN agency could inform that it could proceed with the control programme to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and the Yemen. However a…

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As the desert locust invasion in East Africa continues, West Africa is concerned about the risk of it spreading westwards. Swarms were predicted to arrive in Chad by mid-June 2020, according to simulations by researchers…

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The situation in East Africa is still worrying. Efforts to contain the Desert Locust upsurge must continue despite restrictions on the movement of personnel and equipment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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