Blog Post: Ready or not, climate change, and climate displacement, is happening

This is a great blog post I found on The Hill’s Congress Blog. It is by Alice Thomas, Climate Displacement Programme Manager for Refugees International, and encapsulates the Pakistan crisis with a climate change and migration viewpoint. (The Hill’s Congress Blog) August 18, 2010 – The devastating floods in Pakistan have claimed the lives of […]

World Humanitarian Day is August 19, 2010

Next Thursday, August 19, is World Humanitarian Day. This day, celebrated across the world, aims to raise public awareness about humanitarian work provides insight of what it means today to be an aid worker. The 19th of August has been chosen by the United Nations to commemorate the work of humanitarian workers as it marks […]

Today is World Refugee Day 2010

Today is World Refugee Day around the globe. This annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events in more than 100 countries, involving government officials, humanitarian aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves. It is a big opportunity for such UN Agencies like the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and individual organizations […]

News: Weaving Better Alternatives for Women Displaced by Climate Change

(Reuters AlertNet) June 16, 2010 – KOKRAJHAR, India – Swdwmsri Narzary, 19, a nimble weaver, rests her fingers on her loom and gets a faraway look when asked to recall her last few years of struggle dealing with the pressures of climate change. Orphaned at an early age, Swdwmsri lived with her elder brother and […]

Latest Round of the Climate Talks Update June 2010

Here is a quick update for those of you that are following the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks. The twelfth session of the AWG-KP and tenth session of the AWG-LCA took place from June 1-11 in Bonn. The meeting brought together representatives from 182 countries was attended by over 4,500 participants, including government delegates, representatives from […]

News: IOM Launches Policy Dialogue on Climate Change and Displacement

(International Organization for Migration) May 28, 2010 – Bangladesh –  A year after Cyclone Aila, the last major cyclone to hit southwest Bangladesh, IOM and the BRAC Development Institute (BDI) have organized the country’s first policy dialogue on Environment, Climate Change and Migration. The meeting, which was attended by government policy makers, representatives of civil […]