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News in Brief 1 December 2023

  • Gaza: Fighting resumes as pause ends 
  • Guterres calls for real climate leadership at COP28
  • ‘Let Communities Lead’ on World AIDS Day
  • WFP seeks $26 million to support Afghan returnees from Pakistan 
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News in Brief 30 November 2023

  • COP28: UN chief warns that world is on course for ‘climate collapse’
  • Israel-Palestine crisis: New pause in fighting extends aid relief window

  • End ‘repugnant’ chemical weapons use once and for all, says UN chief
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WFP: Climate risk insurance helps communities bounce back from disaster

When it comes to mitigating loss and damage caused by climate change, the global response is often failing to keep pace, according to Gernot Laganda of the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

“We have had decades now where the temperature curve has really kept climbing, while adaptation financing was often too little, too late,” said the senior official.