Floods have destroyed hundreds of villages India, Bangladesh and Nepal. <br/>Photo: © World Vision
Disasters

Days of heavy rainfall have affected a total of more than 16 million people in South Asia. Rural regions are particularly hard-hit. The floods have destroyed thousands of hectares of cropland.

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Social protection instruments have gained popularity among policy responses to drought. At a panel discussion organised by the German Development Institute (DIE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale…

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Fall armyworm. <br/>Photo: ©  FAO/ Leonard Makombe
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Fall armyworm outbreak is threatening food security in southern Africa that is reeling from the effects of consecutive droughts. This pest is relatively new to the African continent; in the past it occurred mainly in the…

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The impact of natural disasters on human well-being is far greater than previously thought, according to a report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. Human and economic costs…

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Farmers in Southern Africa must be supported to be able to plant their crops by October. Failure to do so will result in another reduced harvest in March 2017, severely affecting food and nutrition security and…

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State failure is one of many causes of human and community vulnerability. Global policy-makers must therefore find ways of increasing people’s resilience to crises. The following article explores key approaches in rural…

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