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World 04 Dec 2020 | 12:39 AM

Almost half of Yemenis in acute food insecurity, new data shows

DUBAI (Reuters) - Famine-like conditions have re-appeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, new United Nations data showed on Thursday, with aid agencies warning time is running out to prevent mass starvation.

World 03 Dec 2020 | 1:35 AM

2020 to be one of three warmest years on record: UN report

GENEVA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The year 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record, and 2011 to 2020 the warmest decade on record with the warmest six years all being since 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.

Thailand 28 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Take proactive stand against drought, Asean urged

A new report released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Secret­ariat is urging South-East Asian governments to amplify their Covid-19 stimulus packages with much-needed investments in climate action and adaptation to support vulnerable populations exposed to both pandemics and slow-onset disasters.

World 27 Nov 2020 | 4:21 AM

FAO's flagship report urges for immediate move to address global water shortages

ROME, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Shortages and scarcity of water must be promptly addressed at a global level, as they affect more than 3 billion people around the world overall, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urged in its flagship SOFA report issued on Thursday.