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Ethiopia has to cope with humanitarian crises year after year. Sophie Gebreyes, Country Director of the Lutheran World Federation, calls for a better link between disaster risk reduction concepts and emergency response…

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After first being detected in India last year, Fall Armyworm is spreading across Asia. Awareness programmes aim to inform and train farmers on integrated pest management techniques to counter the infestation.

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Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains, FAO warns. Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spreading along both…

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Rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions are the most urgent risk in 2019, says this report. Moreover, environmental degradation, partly related to climate, and rapidly evolving cyber and technological threats are…

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There is a high probability that an El Niño will strike in the winter of 2018/19. While it is expected to be somewhat weaker this time, it nevertheless represents a threat – especially to those regions that have only…

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The 2018 WorldRiskReport is dedicated to “Child Protection and Children’s Rights”. It includes the WorldRiskIndex indicating 172 countries risk getting hit by an extreme natural event leading to a disaster.

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Fall Armyworm likely to spread from India to other parts of Asia with South East Asia and South China most at risk, according to FAO.

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Earthquake in Nepal, war in Syria – how to measure the impact of these disasters and crises on agriculture and food security? The FAO has provided an update on the state of post-disaster agriculture in developing…

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Environmental risks are highest ranked in this year’s Global Risks Report. Other high-ranked risks are cyber-attacks and the possibility of a water crisis.

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Vulnerability to extreme natural hazards appears to have decreased over the last few years, according to the WorldRiskReport. However, threats owing to weather extremes are on the increase.

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