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Historic UN Human Rights case opens door to climate change asylum claims

GENEVA (21 January 2020) — In its first ruling on a complaint by an individual seeking asylum from t..

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WMO confirms 2019 as second hottest year on record

Press Release Number: 01/15/2020 The year 2019 was the second warmest year on record after 2016, ac..

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IRC Emergency Watchlist 2020

Watchlist 2020 highlights the countries where the IRC assesses there to be the greatest risk of a ma..

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Spread of polio still an international public health concern – WHO

The twenty-third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005..

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Counting the cost 2019: a year of climate breakdown, December 2019

15 climate disasters of 2019 that cost more than $1 billion In 2019 extreme weather driven by clima..

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Global effort to strengthen early warning systems expands

Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States benefit from better weather and climate..

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New Zealand to help fund fight against measles in the Pacific region

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced New Zealand will contribute NZ$1 million of funding to..

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Secretary-General calls on donors to boost emergency response fund pledges as number of conflicts, extreme weather events rises

SG/SM/19902 Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres remarks at the high‑level pledging ..

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Up to 17.8 million people internally displaced because of conflict, disasters in Africa

Although forced displacement is a global phenomenon, it is more pronounced in Africa. Africa hosts o..

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IFRC puts climate change at centre of new 10-year strategy

Geneva, 5 December 2019 – Climate related shocks and hazards are amongst the major humanitarian emer..

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