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Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel

A girl from the Iñupiat community stands on a ice floe on a shore of the Arctic Ocean in Barrow, Alaska in the United States. The anomalous melting of the Arctic ice is one of the many effects of global warming that has a serious impact on the life of humans and the wildlife. Photo: UNICEF/Vlad Sokhin

Speaking today at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed. “[Research has] demonstrated the link between cumulative past, present and future carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and a given temperature rise,” […]

DR Congo: UN, partners need urgent aid for over 370,000 displaced in south-east province

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Intercommunal violence in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, a top United Nations aid official in the country has said, warning that the current response is being outstripped by the needs. “Unless peaceful coexistence is fully restored between the two communities, humanitarian needs will continue […]

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Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency

A view of icebergs in Ilulissat Icefjord Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. According to the agency’s Statement on the State of the […]

Toll on refugee and migrant children continues to mount one year after EU-Turkey deal – UNICEF

Although she used to be in Grade 6, 12-year old Ayesh, who fled to Turkey from the Idlib Governorate of Syria does not attend school. Photo: UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that one year after the Balkan border closures and the European Union-Turkey Statement, which were aimed at stopping mass migration flows, refugee and migrant children face greater risks of deportation, detention, exploitation and deprivation. “While there has been a major decrease in the overall numbers of children […]

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