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AFRICA: Climate change linked to spread of disease
9 April 2008 (IRIN ), Climate change is emerging as a major threat to health and adding pressure on public health systems, especially in Africa, a senior UN official has said.
GLOBAL: Climate change poses humanitarian challenges - top UN official
8 April 2008 (IRIN ), Global demand for humanitarian assistance is likely to grow in the coming decade because of climate change, warned John Holmes, UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator.
AFRICA: Welcome mat worn thin in SA
8 April 2008 (IRIN ), Recent attacks on Somali, Zimbabwean and Mozambican migrants in South Africa have been labeled xenophobic: but could the violence point to a much bigger problem than fear of the foreign, a problem much closer to home?
GLOBAL: Rich must pay climate change health costs
7 April 2008 (IRIN ), Countries, mostly in the developing world could spend between US$6 to $18 billion a year by 2030 to manage additional costs to health services as a result of climate change, according to independent research cited by a World Health Organisation (WHO) official, hence the need for rich countries responsible for global warming to help pay towards these additional health costs.
GLOBAL: "Let them eat subsidies?"
7 April 2008 (IRIN ), Food prices have the potential to change regimes and the course of history. When Marie Antoinette allegedly said, "Let them eat cake" in 1789, she was wondering why higher bread prices were causing so much trouble in Paris.
AFRICA: Soaring food and fuel prices may hurt growth
7 April 2008 (IRIN ), Tayech Ali arrived half an hour before the grain distribution centre in Gojam Berenda, in the capital, Addis Ababa, opened, but still had to queue for three hours before she could buy some wheat.
GLOBAL: Differing views on a “new deal” to counter soaring food prices for the poor
6 April 2008 (IRIN ), With soaring food prices expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the World Bank is calling for a “new deal” of long-term measures, ranging from increased investment in African agriculture to genetically engineering fuel-producing plants.
GLOBAL: Gates Foundation moves to fight killer wheat disease
3 April 2008 (IRIN ), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given US$26.8 million to Cornell University in the USA for a new global project to fight wheat (stem) rust disease, which specialists say poses a threat to world food security.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Feeling the bite of rising food prices
28 March 2008 (IRIN ), With no end in sight to rising global food prices, families across southern Africa are being forced to tighten their belts.
GLOBAL: Killer wheat fungus a threat to global food security?
27 March 2008 (IRIN ), The Ug99 strain of the killer wheat fungus (stem rust), which recently infected wheat farms in western Iran, is a serious threat to global food security, agricultural scientists have warned. They have said the fungus may affect additional wheat-producing countries.

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