Table of contents


  1. CLIMATE CHANGE: Beyond the hype of 'climate wars'
  2. CLIMATE CHANGE: Mapping the health connection
  3. In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney
  4. FOOD: Nutrition getting the attention it deserves?
  5. Analysis: Why dead body management matters
  6. Analysis: Catch-22 for Syrian migrants in Lebanon


CLIMATE CHANGE: Beyond the hype of 'climate wars'
JOHANNESBURG، 29/10/2012 (IRIN) - A new study set in East Africa, one of the most detailed yet to examine the links between conflict and climate change, calls for a more balanced view on the issue - beyond the widely hyped “climate wars” said to be erupting over dwindling natural resources. The study’s authors are among a chorus of emerging voices warning against viewing climate change exclusively through the lens of security. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Mapping the health connection
JOHANNESBURG، 30/10/2012 (IRIN) - Countries could save countless lives and greatly reduce health costs if forewarned about climate-sensitive infectious disease outbreaks months in advance: and that is becoming a possibility, according to the Atlas of Health and Climate, a report mapping the links between climate and diseases like cholera, malaria, dengue fever and diarrhoea. full report
In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney
BANGKOK، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - More than 200 health experts have gathered in Sydney for a three-day conference to bolster political commitment to tackle the spread of malaria. full report
FOOD: Nutrition getting the attention it deserves?
JOHANNESBURG، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - Two years after the launch of a global effort to mobilize countries in the use of scientific approaches to improve nutrition, the movement seems to be gaining momentum. More than 30 countries have signed up with the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, better known by its acronym SUN. full report
Analysis: Why dead body management matters
BANGKOK، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - Dead body management is a key element of disaster response: How corpses are dealt with can have a profound impact and long-lasting effect on the mental health of survivors and communities, say experts. full report
Analysis: Catch-22 for Syrian migrants in Lebanon
BEIRUT، 1/11/2012 (IRIN) - Syrians in Lebanon are increasingly coming under attack as lingering anti-Syrian sentiment intensifies amid the current conflict next door. full report