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Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria
Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria

February 5, 2021

Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria

Displacement associated with disasters and the effects of climate change is one of today’s most serious humanitarian and development issue. In the first half of 2020 alone, disasters triggered 9.8 million new displacements, and most were linked to weather-related hazards such as storms, floods and droughts. In northwest Syria, extreme flooding events are devastating families already reeling from ten years of violence conflict, displacement, economic ruin, and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beyond the tipping point? COVID-19 pushes environmental migrants to the brink in the Sahel
Beyond the tipping point? COVID-19 pushes environmental migrants to the brink in the Sahel

January 26, 2021

Beyond the tipping point? COVID-19 pushes environmental migrants to the brink in the Sahel

Described as a Ground Zero for climate change by the United Nations, the Sahel region hosts some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. Yet climate change is just one of the many challenges Sahelians’ are forced to contend with. The combination of climate change further compounded by the spread of COVID-19 and the measures taken to fight it, act as threat multipliers in some of the most crisis-affected communities globally.