Disasters

Wildfires and climate change are mutually exacerbating, this report warns and calls governments to radically shift their investments in wildfires to focus on prevention and preparedness.

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Disasters

Climate failure and social crises are the most dominant risks while the world faces growing social divides, heightened cyber risks and an uneven global recovery.

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Disasters

An integrated project has calculated drought risks world-wide in high resolution. In the project, drought hazards were established via remote surveillance and with hydrological modelling and yield models.

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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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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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