Table of contents


  1. CLIMATE CHANGE: Underfunding leaves poor unable to adapt
  2. CLIMATE CHANGE: Natural disasters made history in 2011
  3. MOZAMBIQUE: Corruption undermining health service
  4. CLIMATE CHANGE: Migration not always a way to adapt
  5. SWAZILAND: Preschool as a way of life in rural areas
  6. CLIMATE CHANGE: When adaptation does not work
  7. SECURITY: Landmine casualty rate dropping
  8. FOOD: Decoding food security
  9. In Brief: One-stop site for climate change & food facts


CLIMATE CHANGE: Underfunding leaves poor unable to adapt
JOHANNESBURG، 26/11/2012 (IRIN) - As the UN climate change talks get underway in Doha on 26 November, a series of new papers is highlighting unresolved issues and raising questions about the quality and quantity of aid being made available to help poor countries adapt to a warming earth. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Natural disasters made history in 2011
JOHANNESBURG، 27/11/2012 (IRIN) - Many of the worst natural disasters of 2011 were also the most severe the affected countries had ever experienced, revealed the Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2013, which was released in Doha on 27 November. full report
MOZAMBIQUE: Corruption undermining health service
MAPUTO، 28/11/2012 (IRIN) - Eulalia Laichela caressed her six-year-old son, Leosio, who lay on the pavement, coughing from beneath a blanket. They had been waiting in the park outside José Macamo, one of the largest hospitals in Mozambique's capital Maputo, since early morning. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Migration not always a way to adapt
JOHANNESBURG، 28/11/2012 (IRIN) - As the impact of climate change unfolds, many have predicted forbidding scenarios of millions of impoverished people flooding into often affluent countries. Yet a ground-breaking study released on 28 November reveals a more nuanced relationship between climate variability and migration, which could provide insight into how events might transpire in the coming years. full report
SWAZILAND: Preschool as a way of life in rural areas
MBABANE، 29/11/2012 (IRIN) - The proliferation of Swaziland’s Neighbourhood Care Points (NCP) has had the effect of popularizing preschool education throughout the country in just over a decade. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: When adaptation does not work
JOHANNESBURG، 29/11/2012 (IRIN) - People in developing countries have been learning to adapt to increasing salinity, erratic rains and, in some instances, frequent flooding as the climate changes. But a new study has taken a closer look at some of these adaptation strategies and found that, past a certain threshold, they cease to work. full report
SECURITY: Landmine casualty rate dropping
JOHANNESBURG، 29/11/2012 (IRIN) - Amid the odd relapse, progress towards a world free of antipersonnel mines is inching forward. A decade ago, the weapon was responsible for at least 32 casualties daily; by 2011, the casualty rate had dropped to about 12 per day, the Landmine and Cluster Munitions Monitor (LCMM) said in its 2012 report, published on the 29 November. full report
FOOD: Decoding food security
JOHANNESBURG، 30/11/2012 (IRIN) - Most of the world consumes bread, the cost of which has spiralled this year thanks to climatic shocks, worsening food security for millions. But a significant scientific breakthrough could see the development of extreme-climate -tolerant and disease- resistant varieties of wheat much sooner than previously possible. full report
In Brief: One-stop site for climate change & food facts
JOHANNESBURG، 30/11/2012 (IRIN) - About one-third of food produced for human consumption gets lost or is wasted globally. This amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year, the equivalent of six to 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions generated by human beings. This and many more quick facts on the links between agriculture and climate change can be found in a set of “Big Facts” released on 30 November by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. full report