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SHARM EL SHEIKH, 16 September 2014 - Agricultural drought and climate change are changing the landscape of the Arab region with enormous implications for food security, rural-urban migration and social stability, an expert told the 2nd Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction yesterday. Prof. Wadid Erian said there was a drop of 12.6% in agricultura…
… ABUJA, 16 May 2014 - A disaster-resilient future for Africa will have to take account of the fact that it is the region of the world that will suffer the most from climate … to reduce disaster risk. CILSS is on the frontline of climate change and organizes joint missions every year with FAO and WFP for pre-harvest assessments of food …
… a comprehensive set of recommendations for a new UN global agreement on reducing disaster risk, recognizing that most disasters in Africa are water-related and that … build resilience to disasters. On the closing day of the 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (May 13-16), which has been attended by over 900 participants, … the country. The closing day incorporated the region’s 3rd Ministerial Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction, and saw the adoption of a comprehensive Statement summarizing …