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Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Natural Disasters

Article: Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Natural Disasters

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, December 2, 2008 (ENS) – Ministers from more than 40 Asia-Pacific countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur today seeking ways to reduce the social and financial impact of natural disasters in the region – many of them linked to the rising global temperature. The ministers are developing regional cooperation systems for disaster preparedness…

$13 Billion Pledged to Feed the World's Hungry

Article: $13 Billion Pledged to Feed the World's Hungry

NEW YORK, New York, June 6, 2008 (ENS) – The high-level food security summit that ended last night in Rome garnered another.$6 billion in new funding to tackle the global food crisis, the top United Nations relief official said today at UN headquarters. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes briefs reporters. (Photo courtesy UN)…

Myanmar Accepts UN Funds, Food for Cyclone Survivors

Article: Myanmar Accepts UN Funds, Food for Cyclone Survivors

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 6, 2008 (ENS) – The top United Nations humanitarian official said today that he is prepared to provide a grant from the Central Emergency Response Fund to help those affected by the deadly cyclone that devastated southeast Myanmar on the weekend. Cyclone Nargis, a category 3 storm which made landfall in the…