environmental disasters

Yemen: Stricken oil tanker must be inspected to avoid environmental catastrophe, UN expert urges

 It is “vital” that technical experts be granted immediate access to a rusting oil tanker threatening an environmental calamity in the Red Sea, an independent UN expert said on Thursday. 

Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ over environmental threat posed by stricken oil tanker off Yemen coast

The UN chief is “deeply concerned” about the condition of the FSO Safer oil tanker, moored off the western coast of Yemen, his spokesperson said on Friday. 

Yemen oil tanker wreck: Time running out to avert ‘looming environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe’

Time is fast running out for getting a UN team of experts aboard the Yemeni oil storage vessel Safer, before it spills its cargo of 1.148 million barrels of light crude oil into the Red Sea, triggering what would likely be a massive environmental and economic catastrophe, the Security Council heard on Wednesday.

Environment factors should be part of refugee status

People who are forced to leave their homes because of environmental factors should be considered refugees, according to a non-government organisation, attending the recent migrant and refugee summit at the UN.

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