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Climate-Related Drought Disasters Threaten Development, UN Warns

The United Nations warns accelerating climate change is causing a dramatic intensification of global drought disasters, which are threatening agricultural production, the world’s safe water supply and other essential aspects of human development. The…

Environmentalists: Demand for Somali Charcoal Fueling Desertification, Drought

Environmentalists are warning that the demand for charcoal in Somalia is fueling desertification and drought. The U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, known as UNCCD, says an estimated 8.2 million trees were cut down for charcoal in Somalia betwe…

Congolese Refugees Look Inward for Support Amid COVID-19 Scourge

Uganda, Africa’s largest refugee host, is imposing restrictions on movement after another spike in COVID-19 cases, and that’s creating an even greater economic struggle for the vulnerable in urban areas. One refugee from the Democratic Republic of the…

Congolese Refugees Look Inward for Support Amid COVID-19 Scourge

Uganda, Africa’s largest refugee host, is imposing restrictions on movement after another spike in COVID-19 cases, and that’s creating an even greater economic struggle for the vulnerable in urban areas. One refugee from the Democratic Republic of the…