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Megan Rowling

Stay or go? As weather gets wilder, states urged to prepare for displacement

20 May 2019

(This May 16 story corrects number in para 18 after IDMC revision)

At disaster forum, storm-hit Mozambique says will seek help to build back better

17 May 2019

GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique, which was battered by two cyclones in March and April, will hold an international conference in two weeks' time to drum up funding to help it build back stronger, its vice-minister for state administration said Friday.

At disaster forum, storm-hit Mozambique says will seek help to build back better

17 May 2019

GENEVA, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique, which was battered by two cyclones in March and April, will hold an international conference in two weeks' time to drum up funding to help it build back stronger, its vice-minister for state administration said Friday.

Growing disaster threats put human survival in doubt, warns U.N.

15 May 2019

GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Increasingly complex, growing and related risks, from global warming to pollution and epidemics, threaten human survival if left to escalate, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

Uganda shakes up electricity access amid global infrastructure reset

15 May 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Electricity providers in Uganda are teaming up to find a new business model to boost the speed and efficiency of getting power to those living without it, in the hope it can be copied in other parts of Africa and Asia, project backers said Tuesday.

As risks rise, too little is spent to avert disasters, say U.N. and Red Cross

14 May 2019

GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments and businesses are still investing far too little to protect poor communities at rising risk from wild weather and other threats, the heads of the U.N. disaster prevention agency and the Red Cross said Tuesday.

Uganda shakes up electricity access amid global infrastructure reset

14 May 2019

BARCELONA, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Electricity providers in Uganda are teaming up to find a new business model to boost the speed and efficiency of getting power to those living without it, in the hope it can be copied in other parts of Africa and Asia, project backers said Tuesday.

Green Climate Fund must take risks in warming fight, says new head

03 May 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Green Climate Fund can become a "completely unprecedented" tool to ramp up action on climate change in developing nations, allowing states, companies and communities to experiment more - as long as its coffers are refilled this year, its new head said.

INTERVIEW-Green Climate Fund must take risks in warming fight, says new head

03 May 2019

BARCELONA, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Green Climate Fund can become a "completely unprecedented" tool to ramp up action on climate change in developing nations, allowing states, companies and communities to experiment more - as long as its coffers are refilled this year, its new head said.

New aid charity says modern 'business models' will save lives

03 May 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A turbulent world requires emergency aid to be agile, faster and more efficient, instead of waiting until a crisis hits the headlines, said the chief of a charity launched this week.

World News

Iran's Rouhani rejects talks with Washington

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations "if and when they are ever ready".