Table of contents


  1. CLIMATE CHANGE: Underfunding leaves poor unable to adapt
  2. CLIMATE CHANGE: Natural disasters made history in 2011
  3. DJIBOUTI: Rising food insecurity fuels migration
  4. CLIMATE CHANGE: Migration not always a way to adapt
  5. CLIMATE CHANGE: When adaptation does not work
  6. FOOD: Decoding food security
  7. In Brief: One-stop site for climate change & food facts
  8. HEALTH: Predicting the next zoonotic pandemic
  9. SOMALIA: Illegal migration on the rise in Somaliland


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
DJIBOUTI: Rising food insecurity fuels migration
BALBALA، 27/11/2012 (IRIN) - Successive years of poor rains have eroded the coping mechanisms of pastoralists in Djibouti’s rural regions, even as high food prices and unemployment rates afflict the country’s urban areas. These factors are increasing the vulnerability to food insecurity and spurring migration. 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
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
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
HEALTH: Predicting the next zoonotic pandemic
LONDON، 30/11/2012 (IRIN) - Chances are high the world’s next pandemic will be a disease originating in animals, like 60 percent of current documented human infectious diseases. Even after hundreds of thousands of human deaths from zoonoses (diseases transmitted from animals to humans), experts say there is still limited information about how zoonoses are spread or just how to predict the next outbreak. full report
SOMALIA: Illegal migration on the rise in Somaliland
HARGEISA، 3/12/2012 (IRIN) - More youths from the self-declared republic of Somaliland are illegally migrating from the region, mainly due to a lack of jobs, traveling through Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya on their way to Europe, say officials. full report