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Climate change creating new complex emergencies

Climate change creating new complex emergencies

28 June -- Climate-change impacts are creating new complex emergencies around the world, above all in Africa, according to speakers at a conference in The Hague organized by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

Linking climate change and risk reduction

From the Arctic to Antarctica, from small island developing states and disaster prone countries, from environmental and humanitarian organizations, the overwhelming message is clear: climate change is a reality, and the effects of global warming are alrea

Moving humanitarian transport cooperation up a gear

Moving humanitarian transport cooperation up a gear

The humanitarian community spends in excess of US$800 million a year on its road transport fleet, a sum that could be reduced if aid agencies worked more closely and shared expertise in this field, with vulnerable communities reaping the benefit.

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