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Last year confirmed as among the three warmest on record

The last three years have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record.
from WMO on Jan 18, 2018.

Protected areas threatened by overexploitation and human activity

Protected areas across the world are most threatened by unsustainable resource use and human disturbance, a new study has found.
from CIFOR on Jan 18, 2018.

'Extreme weather, natural disasters, climate change' top global threats

The main risks facing the world are environmental, including climate change, says the World Economic Forum's annual global survey.
from World Economic Forum on Jan 18, 2018.

Yemen still starved of food and fuel after blockade suspension

Despite an easing of the Yemen blockade, only 18 per cent of fuel needs and half its food needs have been imported through key ports in the last month, says Oxfam.
from Oxfam on Jan 18, 2018.

UN Palestine aid agency meets crisis wth gobal funding-raising appeal

Following today's $290 million cut in the US contribution to the UN Palestinian refugee agency, the organisation is launching an emergency global fundraising campaign.
from UNRWA on Jan 17, 2018.

EU 'urban mining tool' unveiled for scrap and waste

A European database of valuable materials available for "urban mining" from scrap vehicles and batteries and electronic and mining wastes has been set up
from Urban Mine Platform on Jan 17, 2018.

Sudan deploys troops to Eritrea border amid tension with Egypt

Sudan has deployed more forces on its border with Eritrea amid rising tension in the Red Sea region.
from The EastAfrican on Jan 17, 2018.

Monitoring group questions Apple's audit of Chinese factory

Appleis accused of only partially followed laws, especially on labour and environmental protection, at the Chinese factory that makes MacBook and iPhone 8 devices.
from China Labour Watch on Jan 17, 2018.

Aid agencies press for complete opening of Yemeni port

A coalition of aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of the Yemeni port of Hudaydah to facilitate the flow of food and fuel.
from Oxfam on Jan 17, 2018.

Three million children born into war in Yemen

More than 3 million children have been born in Yemen since the escalation in violence in March 2015 warns the UN Children's Fund.
from Unicef on Jan 17, 2018.
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