May 25, 2017

Early warning systems still missing in 100 countries, U.N. says

Governments of 100 countries still lacking disaster early warning systems have a duty to invest in the projects, which could save lives and property, and reap longer-term economic benefits, the U.N.’s meteorological agency said. With vulnerable countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific ...

May 23, 2017

Draft of nuke ban treaty references atomic bomb victims

The head of U.N. negotiations aimed at banning nuclear weapons released a first draft of a treaty on Monday that includes references to the suffering of victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Costa Rica’s ambassador to the United Nations, Elayne Whyte ...

Report: Over 31 million people internally displaced in 2016

May 23, 2017

Report: Over 31 million people internally displaced in 2016

More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year — over 75 percent as a result of natural disasters and weather-related events, and the rest from violence and conflicts with Congo and Syria topping the list, according to a new ...