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Rebuilding After El Nino
By admin April 18, 2017

Southern Africa’s ecosystems and natural resources are at risk with temperatures rising, scarce water supplies, and severe droughts. The effects of El-Nino, that ended early 2016, still have not been dealt with and have continued to leave the region with continuous problems. The natural disaster was ranked as one of the top three since 1950.

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Threatening Pests Take Hold In Africa
By admin April 4, 2017

Armyworm was first noticed in Africa nearly a year ago and has already “infested hundreds of thousands of hectares of maize across more than a dozen countries on the continent”. More specifically, this was first noticed in Nigeria in January 2016. This infestation is the beginning of a major threat to food security in these

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Crisis in Somalia
By admin March 21, 2017

Somalia is on the brink of catastrophic disaster. More than half of Somalia’s population is in need of food assistance –over 6 million people, according to UN’s recent figures. With the terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, lingering around the country, they block the roads leaving “no access for food aid.” The Somali people have been “neglected” from

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Bringing a Drop of Hope to Combat Desertification
By admin June 22, 2016

Last Friday, on World Day to Combat Desertification, a new report conducted by the International Resource Panel revealed that 24 billion tons of fertile soil and 15 billion trees are lost each year due to land degradation, affecting nearly one fourth of the world’s total global land area. Even more, it is estimated that 800

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2016: When Global Humanitarian Operations reach its Apex
By admin December 30, 2015

In what is deemed the strongest El Niño measured in recorded history, humanitarian organizations and government agencies are gearing up their efforts in what may be the most challenging year for global humanitarian operations.  The abnormally high temperatures in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean are forcing changes in normal weather patterns, with the impacts

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