Table of contents


  1. CLIMATE CHANGE: Beyond the hype of 'climate wars'
  2. The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town
  3. CLIMATE CHANGE: Mapping the health connection
  4. FOOD: Nutrition getting the attention it deserves?
  5. Analysis: Why dead body management matters


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
The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town
CAPE TOWN، 30/10/2012 (IRIN) - A recent academic study has identified a range of mental health disorders suffered by shack dwellers in South Africa's Western Cape Province, from chronic insomnia to low self-esteem. 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
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