Member States and the private sector should increase investments in ecosystem restoration and protection, particularly water-related ecosystems, to reduce the disaster risk and impacts of climate change.
Seven years ago in 2012, a United Nations Security Council Resolution placed an embargo on the export of charcoal from Somalia. The embargo sought to address illegal logging, massive deforestation and land…Read More
Between March and April 2019, two devastating cyclones hit the coast of Mozambique. Only six weeks apart, tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth killed hundreds of people and left 1.85 million more stranded with no…Read More
Humanitarian action offers the opportunity to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and after man-made crises and natural disasters. It also offers the chance to prevent and strengthen…Read More
By the end of this day many people will have made life-changing decisions, relying on their best guess or their instinct. Some will yield great results while others will imperil individuals, corporations and…Read More
Oh, the army tried some fancy stuff to bring them to their knees.
Like Agent Orange defoliants, to kill the brush and trees.
We’d hike all day on jungle trails through clouds of poison spray.
And they never told me…Read More
The Abacos are a picturesque group of Bahamian islands and cays that form a 120-mile-long chain stretching over 650 square miles. Historically, the islands’ economy was based on fishing and boatbuilding but in…Read More
An interview with Dan Stothart, Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Venezuela’s economic crisis and humanitarian situation have led to the largest cross-border…Read More
Najiba Sajjadi is passionate about education. Having grown-up in Afghanistan’s central Daikundi Province, the 35-year-old political science graduate is actively involved in raising awareness about women’s rights.
Every year on 13 October, the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. The UN Environment Programme is working with various UN agencies, governments, non-governmental organizations and…Read More