2011

22 novembre 2011

The Horn of Africa deserves our commitment even when the drought has passed

Throughout October and into November, good rains have reached much of the arid lands of the Horn of Africa, and it is now possible to talk about the end of the drought.
18 novembre 2011

Weather extremes and disaster: betting with the odds

Statement from Bekele Geleta,  Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Poker players like to say that if you 'bet with the odds' you’ll come out ahead in the end. The trick is to know what the odds are. For over two decades, scientists have been getting better at calculating the odds of us seeing more climate-related problems such as floods, drought,...
Building resilience to drought is key to reducing dependence on food aid
14 octobre 2011

Building resilience to drought is key to reducing dependence on food aid

Throughout this autumn, in Addis Ababa, Nairobi and capitals across the world, the Heads of East African governments have committed to eradicating drought emergencies,