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  • Displaced and distressed: Counting the cost to mental health in East Africa
    Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan, SudanFrom January to October 2018, MSF’s Malakal mental health team supported 30 new patients per month. Of those, half struggle with serious mental health conditions, including attempted suicide.In the internally displaced person’s ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-01-23
  • Yemen: Preparations under way for the release and transfer of detainees
    Statement | A statement from Fabrizio Carboni, the regional director for the Near and Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on the agreement to release and transfer conflict-related detainees in Yemen. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2019-01-23
  • Physical rehabilitation in Afghanistan: Touching nearly 178,000 in 30 years
    Article | It's been 30 years since the ICRC launched its Physical Rehabilitation Programme in Afghanistan. Today, there are seven specialized limb-fitting centres run by the organization that cater to the needs of almost 178,000 disabled citizens. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2019-01-22
  • Zimbabwe seeks wiser ways to use water amid erratic rains
    Amid declining rainfall and expensive costs that inhibit farmers from buying water, Zimbabwe has allocated $1 billion to the agriculture ministry to fund irrigation and borehole rehabilitation, among other measures that will improve water sources for farmers. The southwestern city ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-01-22
  • New study establishes causal link between climate, conflict, and migration
    IIASA-led research has established a causal link between climate, conflict, and migration for the first time, something that has been widely suggested in the media but for which scientific evidence is scarce. The research finds that climate change has played ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-01-22
  • Inside China’s leading ‘sponge city’: Wuhan’s war with water
    Considering Wuhan's propensity for flooding, the city is one of China's first "sponge cities" - areas piloting ecologically friendly alternatives to traditional flood defences and drainage systems. But retrofits for old residential communities and subsidies that will soon expire are ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-01-22
  • India: Sugarcane farmers struggle to cope with climate change
    In western India, sugarcane yields are declining because climate-induced higher temperatures and prolonged dry spells are leading to increased pest attacks and disease outbreaks. But large-scale organic farming can help sugarcanes survive. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-01-22
  • We can’t save everything from climate change – here’s how to make choices
    Countries should manage climate change by implementing a triage-based plan that addresses three categories of impacts. The plan is facilitated by investing in valuing assets that are at risk, identifying adaptation strategies that have a fair chance of reducing risks, ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-01-22
  • Ocean waves pack bigger and stronger punch
    New research finds that as the world warms, ocean waves are containing more energy and are becoming stronger, with a 0.4 percent annual increase in power since 1948. As separate research has found that ocean temperatures - once again - ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-01-22
  • Philippines: Why planting trees on farms benefits farmers under a changing climate
    In Guinayangan, a village in the Philippines, an agroforestry project has diversified farmlands and enhanced climate adaptation. The project has proven so successful that it has expanded to nine upland and four coastal villages. The local government and partners at ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-01-22