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Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Natural Disasters

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

$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

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…