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UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020) The health of humanity depends on the health of the planet. Today, our planet is ailing. Land degradation affe...

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Kenya : Securing the Future

United Nations - When water and food are scarce and violence a constant threat, the future looks bleak. But in the arid lands of northern Kenya, a new approach to building secure lives is starting to bear fruit. Progr...

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Drought Claims Lives in Mali

United Nations, New York, Jun 2012 - Recent drought and conflicts in the Sahel region of Mali have led to a food crisis, with many children at risk of malnutrition. UNICEF is mobilising food stocks across the country...

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Brazil Drylands: The Promise of Water

The United Nations has named 2010-2020 the UN Decade on Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. A phenomenon unknown to many, desertification threatens almost half of the world's land. If left unchecked, its ef...

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Brazil: Desertification

United Nations, February 2011 - It's a phenomenon unknown to many, yet it threatens almost half of the world's land. It's called desertification and if left unchecked, its effects are disastrous. But in the drylands ...