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The UN General Assembly Has Declared May 24 As The International Day Of The Markhor “screw-horned goat.”

Once believed to be on the brink of extinction, the markhor population has gradually increased, doubling in a couple of decades since 2014. Staff Reporter The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed May 24 as the International Day of the Markhor. This resolution, sponsored by Pakistan and eight other countries, aims to raise awareness and promote the conservation […]

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Zambia’s Load Shedding Extended To 12-Hours Owing To Water Shortage

The new measures, effective immediately, will see households endure 12 hours of daily power cuts staggered in six-hour blocks. Staff Reporter LUSAKA, Zambia – The Zambian government has announced a significant increase in load shedding, citing critically low water levels at the Kariba Dam and Kafue Gorge Hydroelectric Station. The new measures, effective immediately, will

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A Last Mile Lifeline as UNICEF and KOICA Partner to Shield Children from Climate Shocks

A historic $39 million grant tackles the climate crisis head-on, empowering vulnerable children. The partnership complements UNICEF’s emergency response to El Niño in Zimbabwe, aiding 1.34 million people. Staff Writer Harare, Zimbabwe – In a bid to develop climate-smart and gender-responsive social services for children amid a global climate change crisis, the United Nations Children’s

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Zimbabwe Faces Food Crisis as El Niño Wreaks Havoc: 7.7 Million Require Assistance

The reports indicate that 6 million people in rural areas will require food assistance between May 2024 and March 2025. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – A troubling picture of food crisis has been painted by the Second Round of Crops, Livestock, and Fisheries Assessment of April 18, 2024, according to information released by the Zimbabwean

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Zimbabwe’s Children in Crisis: UNICEF Urges Urgent Support with $84.9 Million Appeal

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF is urgently appealing for USD 84.9 million to fund its emergency response aimed at assisting children and women affected by the El Nino crisis in Zimbabwe. This funding will provide life-saving interventions to 1.34 million people, including 866,000 children, amidst a complex humanitarian crisis exacerbated by water and food shortages. Zimbabwe is

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A Race Against the Flames: Zimbabwe Aims for Lower Veld Fire Devastation

-This year, the stakes are even higher. With the 2024 National Veld Fire Week launching a bit behind schedule on May 15th, the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) is setting a new target, to burn less than 700,000 hectares. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Despite a valiant effort in 2023, Zimbabwe fell slightly short of its ambitious

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Zambia to host the KAZA TFCA Summit: A Focus on Sustainable Development in Southern Africa

– The summit is expected to attract over 400 delegates, including policymakers, decision-makers, and technical experts from the member states.  Staff Reporter Lusaka, Zambia – Zambia takes center stage for conservation efforts in Southern Africa this month as the country prepares to host the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Heads of State Summit. 

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Why are LGBTQ+ people more at risk from climate change?

-Natural disasters caused by climate change can adversely affect LGBTQ+ people already suffering from poverty and discrimination. LONDON – A new study has highlighted the extent to which LGBTQ+ people can be uniquely affected by #climatechange, underlining the particular and underreported vulnerabilities of a community that also often suffers from #poverty and #discrimination. The report by

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Botswana Acts With Boldness: Pumps Water In Dry River To Rescue Stranded Hippos

– Local conservation efforts, spearheaded by the Maun-based Save Wildlife Conservation Fund, are pumping water into the lagoon and providing daily sustenance to the hippos.  – The crisis is particularly acute at the Nxaraga lagoon near Maun, where over 200 hippos are stranded due to receding water levels.  Staff Reporter, in Gaborone Botswana Botswana’s wildlife faces a

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Zimbabwe Grapples with Climate Change as State of the World Population Report for Zimbabwe is Launched

– Heat exacerbates maternal and neonatal health outcomes, increasing the likelihood of stillbirths, UNFPA has warned. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean government has revealed its ongoing efforts to strengthen emergency preparedness and response to climate change-induced disasters, which have continued to disrupt access to health services. Zimbabwean Health Minister Dr. Douglas Mombeshora hinted

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