Category Archives: Climate Change

Addressing humanitarian needs, alongside long-term investment in development, vital to tackling Somalia’s fragility

Mogadishu, 3 December 2017: The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq has welcomed the State of Qatar’s commitment to partner with Somalia amid growing calls for a new approach where sustained humanitarian action is complemented by long-term efforts to build … Continue reading

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Somalia: Humanitarian needs growing and increasingly severe

Mogadishu, 29 November 2017: The unprecedented drought, spanning at least four consecutive poor rainy seasons, has resulted in severe and growing humanitarian needs across Somalia, according to the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)released today by the Somalia Humanitarian Country Team. Humanitarian needs are … Continue reading

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9th High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)

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The Ninth High Level Assembly (HLA) of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) convened in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday 14 November 2017, in parallel with the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties … Continue reading

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New study presents key findings to address displacement risk and impacts in the Greater Horn of Africa

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Reducing displacement risk in the Greater Horn of Africa: A baseline for future work. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) launched today  26 September 2017 a report focusing on “Reducing Displacement Risk in the Greater Horn of Africa”. The publication presents … Continue reading

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Somalia: Threat of famine persists

Mogadishu, 31 August 2017 — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, today expressed concern about the continued threat of famine in Somalia, whilst praising the collective efforts that have so far prevented famine from being declared. He urged … Continue reading

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Press Release: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF URGES ACTION TO AVERT FAMINE IN SOMALIA

Mogadishu, 7 March 2017 – The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, urged the world to rally behind the people of Somalia to avert a repeat of the famine that resulted in the loss of a … Continue reading

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Statement from the Forty Fifth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 45) for March to May 2017 season: 6 -7 February 2017; Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Forty Fifth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 45) was convened from 6 to7 February 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC),the Ethiopia Meteorological Agency(NMA) and partners … Continue reading

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