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Children walk through a damaged part of downtown Craiter in Aden, Yemen. The area was badly damaged by airstrikes in 2015 as the Houthi’s were driven out of the city by coalition forces.
OCHA/Giles Clarke

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: climate challenges for the Pacific, new global health tool, updates on Yemen, the Gulf and Somalia

This Wednesday, top stories includes: the UN chief’s continued visit in the Pacific to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change; in Yemen, the fatal price that children are paying due to a conflict they did not cause; a new tool to track medical products worldwide; drought in Somalia; and updates on tensions in the Gulf.


“Huge impact” of climate change in UAE

Climate change could have a “huge impact” on the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior negotiator from the Gulf state who is currently attending the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

The UAE, which is a major oil producer, has come to the talks with a series of plans, known as INDCs, which will help to reach the target of reducing global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius.

Cristina Silveiro has been talking to Thani-Al-Zayoudi, the Director of Energy and Climate Change at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.