According to the World Bank (WB), climate change, which will involve more droughts, floods, heatwaves, and other severe weather conditions, poses a great global threat, particularly to poor, vulnerable, marginalized populations, who are often hardest hit by its effects. Notably, multiple stressors, including the spread of HIV/AIDS, the implications of global economic integration, the privatization of resources, migration, and conflict are closely interrelated with climate change, while climate change has also negatively contributed to health problems such as malnutrition, malaria, meningitis, and dengue fever (Fields 2005; UNICEF 2015; World Bank n.d.). Continue reading Eritrea: Coping with Climate Change→
For over 30 years the great Sahel Desert region in Africa has been a harbinger of the coming climate disaster our planet is facing and surviving such has become a national priority here in Eritrea on the eastern end of the Sahel.
Remember Michael Jackson and the great Ethiopian drought and famine of the early 1980’s? That was just the beginning. In 2003 and 2004 we here in Eritrea next door to Ethiopia suffered the first two year drought in history, followed in 2008 and 2009 by another back to back drought. Including the failure of the rains in 2013 Eritrea suffered 5 years of drought in a single decade. Continue reading Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel→
HIGH level Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh is participating at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
At a speech he gave at the assembly’s annual high-level segment, known as the “General Debate” on the agenda of climate change, FM Osman underlined that the issue of climate change requires global solution and domestic initiative. He further pointed out that Eritrea is exerting persistent endeavors within its means and resources involving the public and civil society organizations to promote environmental restoration. Continue reading High Level Eritrean Delegation Participated at UN Climate Summit→