Monthly Archives: June 2012

AFRICA: Donor fatigue forces WFP to cut refugee rations

JOHANNESBURG 19 June 2012 (IRIN) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has halved food rations to refugees living in camps in at least four African countries citing a funding shortfall.

RIO+20: The “landscape approach”

RIO DE JANEIRO 18 June 2012 (IRIN) – A new and awkward term is doing the rounds at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is

DISASTERS: Insuring against dry days in Africa

NOUAKCHOTT/JOHANNESBURG 12 June 2012 (IRIN) – Soaring temperatures and the severity of this year’s drought have taken some by surprise in southeastern and eastern Mauritania. When rains are normal people only dip into their cereal

Scotland announces ‘climate justice’ fund for world’s poorest

The scheme will focus on helping people in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia cope with the effects of climate change

The Scottish government has unveiled a £3m initiative to help people in the world’s poorest …