A woman and her child on their way to collect clean water in the village of Nerculo, Niassa, Mozambique. WaterAid/ Panos
We need change that builds, rather than destroys. That means controlling arms supplies as the Arms Trade Treaty already requires governments to do. It means offering a refuge to those fleeing violence and persecution, as the Refugee Convention has for decades prescribed. We must also develop a Global Compact on Migration, to protect migrants, so often as vulnerable as refugees, and to manage migration for the benefit of all. If the terrible events of 2016 are not to be repeated, the calls for change to make the world more secure and inclusive must be heard and acted on. Nadi's experience may seem a million miles away from ours but we share the same thread of laws and norms that are supposed to keep us safe. Ultimately we are all in this together.
East and Southern Africa is suffering a terrible drought as a result of El Nino. Zimbabwe is one of the most badly affected countries with an estimated four million people - over a quarter of the population - considered to be going hungry.
Drought in the time of the anthropocene
East and Southern Africa is suffering a terrible drought as a result of El Nino. Zimbabwe is one of the most badly affected
El Nino has caused the lowest recorded rainfall across parts of Southern Africa in decades. Crops and livestock are dying as drought takes hold. El Nino has already made more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa. That number is set to double in the next 12 months.
Most of us remember the image of thousands of Ethiopians starving during the famine of 1984/85, the luckier ones seemingly fed only by the power of the Western media to incite compassion and belated action from international agencies. On a recent visit to the country, I heard how the weather conditions now are as bad as during that terrible disaster...
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flickr | Todd Dwyer What causes coral bleaching? Coral turns white when it is stressed. This can be due to low tides, rising
Floods in Japan, bushfires in Australia and storms in Brazil; El Niño, the weather pattern one meteorologist nicknamed Bruce
Hundreds of thousands of dead prawns have been washed up on a Chilean beach. The shrimp coated the shores of Caleta Rojas
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Wars and civil conflict are more likely to happen when people feel the heat, a study has shown. A naturally