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News in Brief 11 December 2020

  • New Yemen food insecurity data shows ‘ticking timebomb’ of hunger 

  • Liquid gold? Rights expert warns of speculation risks in new water futures index 

  • Mountain folk ‘among world’s hungriest’ amid biodiversity, climate shocks 

UN News Centre/Vibhu Mishra

Nepal’s mountain communities feeling effects of global warming

Climate change and global warming are the main challenges faced by communities living in the mountains of Nepal, according to a representative from the country’s Mountaineering Association.

Ang Tshering Sherpa said that temperature rises combined with the huge earthquake of April 2015, changed the course of rivers, adversely affecting the lives of many inhabitants in the region.

Celebrations in Rome to mark first International Mountain Day

Noting that one out of every two people depend on mountain water in some form, and that 245 million people living in rural mountain areas in developing countries are threatened by food insecurity, the United Nations food agency held a series of events in Rome today to mark the first-ever International Mountain Day.