Table of contents


  1. CLIMATE CHANGE: Dealing with loss and damage
  2. CLIMATE CHANGE: Agriculture takes a backseat again
  3. Moloantoa Mokhomphatha – Builder, Lesotho
  4. Liliana Lova Rahoaritsalamanirinarisoa – Trainee teacher, Madagascar
  5. Thierry Mafisy Miharivonjy Razafindranaivo – Cook, Madagascar
  6. ‘Mammuso Lebakeng – Crafts trader, Lesotho
  7. IDPs: African IDP Convention comes into force


CLIMATE CHANGE: Dealing with loss and damage
DOHA، 3/12/2012 (IRIN) - In a formal letter to Qatar - host of the 18th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a coalition of 40 NGOs, backed by academics, has called for urgent action on loss and damage caused by climate change. The NGOs have drawn up a framework to help country negotiators address the contentious issue. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Agriculture takes a backseat again
DOHA، 5/12/2012 (IRIN) - Discussions about much-needed support for agriculture - which is seen both as a victim and a cause of climate change - at the UN’s climate change conference in Doha have been postponed until next year. full report
Moloantoa Mokhomphatha – Builder, Lesotho
MACHACHE، 6/12/2012 (IRIN) - Moloantoa Mokhomphatha is a well-known house builder in his community, 45km from Lesotho’s capital, Maseru. In addition to pay from his construction work, he earns a small income from rearing cows for lease to fellow villagers. He also grows vegetables and maize and raises a few pigs for meat. full report
Liliana Lova Rahoaritsalamanirinarisoa – Trainee teacher, Madagascar
AMBOHIMANGA ROVA، 6/12/2012 (IRIN) - Liliana Lova Rahoaritsalamanirinarisoa, 25, a single mother from the village of Ambohimanga Rova, about 24km east of Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo, is confident about the future - despite her daily struggles. full report
Thierry Mafisy Miharivonjy Razafindranaivo – Cook, Madagascar
ANTANANARIVO، 6/12/2012 (IRIN) - Thierry Mafisy Miharivonjy Razafindranaivo, 26, is one of three cooks in a local fast food restaurant in Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital. full report
‘Mammuso Lebakeng – Crafts trader, Lesotho
MASERU ، 6/12/2012 (IRIN) - ‘Mammuso Lebakeng has been making and selling crafts in Maseru, Lesotho's capital, for five decades. But in recent years, sales have been poor and her income from farming has declined due to unfavourable weather. full report
IDPs: African IDP Convention comes into force
NAIROBI، 6/12/2012 (IRIN) - The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) 2009, also known as the Kampala Convention, came into force on 6 December; it is the world’s first legally binding instrument to cater specifically to people displaced within their own countries. full report