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Hospital treats children affected by drought in Somalia

Hunger-related illnesses have killed 47 children over the past two months at a government-run hospital in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

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“Inseparable” man and dog rescue team are UN conference celebrities

The “inseparable” rescue team of Kit Huffer and his canine companion Baillie, have become the conference celebrity couple everyone wants to meet in Montreal this week.

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Teachers shouldn’t be responsible for disaster planning too: UNESCO

Schoolteachers have enough on their plate in the classroom, without being expected to be disaster risk managers too.

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“Silent disasters” that destroy crops, too often ignored: FAO

When it comes to preserving crops and agricultural livelihoods, “silent disasters” often go un-reported and can be more numerous and more destructive than hurricanes or floods.

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Empowering rural women is crucial in fight against hunger: FAO

Women in rural areas can play an important role in fighting hunger and malnutrition and poverty, a senior official with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

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Indigenous “specialized knowledge” aids disaster response: Arctic mayor

The “specialized traditional ecological knowledge” of indigenous communities is important to effective disaster response, according to one mayor from the eastern Arctic, speaking at a UN regional conference on the issue.

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Progress on reducing disaster risk “but not nearly enough”

There’s been “enormous progress” in reducing the risks associated with disasters throughout the world “but not nearly enough”.

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Women will be the "recipients" of climate crisis implications: WHO

Unless public health systems improve, women will continue to suffer disproportionately from changes in the climate.

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UN ‘working overtime’ to avert another famine in Somalia

The United Nations is “working overtime” to avert another disaster in Somalia like the one that claimed 260,000 lives six years ago.

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Stop polluting the future, WHO urges

If you smoke, burn fossil fuels like coal or drive a vehicle, chances are, you’re polluting the air and harming the health of those around you, the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning.

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