A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Land inequality in Latin America is worse today than in decades, with women being particularly marginalized. The future of sustainable and inclusive development of much of the continent depends on redressing this.
COP22 was a defiant call to action from developing countries in the wake of the US election result, while rich countries continued to neglect the need for new funds to support those most vulnerable to climate change.
Small communities in the dry corridor in Honduras are the most affected. The drought has affected livelihoods, specially women´s, and has brought an economic crisis for many homes and migration to already overpopulated cities. Mary Robinson, United Nations special envoy for El Niño and climate change, met some women in Lange, Honduras.
The recent assassinations of Berta Cáceres and Nelson García highlight the extreme violence and intimidation that many indigenous land rights activists face every day. It also underscores the urgent need for companies in the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras to fully and permanently withdraw their involvement.
Old Havana was packed with smiles and black umbrellas. To the outside observer, it’s impossible to tell that Cuba is going through its worst drought in over a century.
Around 28 million people in Southern Africa now face alarming levels of hunger and food insecurity. The Southern African Development Committee's declaration of a regional emergency must be a clarion call for donors, national governments and the humanitarian community to act faster.
A super El Niño weather system is causing extreme weather in many parts of the world, including drought and flooding. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being hit hardest, leaving millions facing water shortages, hunger and disease.
For the first time, the flagship Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum has found that insufficient action on climate change is the greatest threat to societal stability the world faces.
As the COP21 talks end, we speak to three people from around the world to get their highlight of COP21, their views on the outcomes of the climate talks, and what they think the next steps for the climate movement are after Paris.
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is now in its third year is a skewed development scheme. Co-financed by the European Union, it must be fundamentally revised or ended.