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When rain turns to dust
New policy report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) explores how people in Mali, Central African Republic and southern Iraq experience the combined consequences of armed conflict and climate risks, and how they cope and adapt. It also discusses how the ICRC, and the humanitarian sector in general, must adjust and adapt to address these risks.
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Iraq: Climate, Water & Conflict in 2020 - PSI webinar
Iraq is among the most vulnerable countries in the region when it comes to climate change and water scarcity. Over the last two decades, the situation deteriorated dramatically, affecting health and livelihoods in the South. The COVID-19 health crisis, in conjunction with a collapsed oil price, further strains livelihoods and perspectives in the region. Join our webinar on 8 July where we discuss climate & water security in Iraq against the current political and security situation.
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Early warning tool for global water conflict
The Water, Peace and Security (WPS) Partnership launched an early warning tool to predict conflict over the coming 12 months in Africa, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. By employing machine learning, the tool has captured so far 86% of future conflicts, successfully forecasting more than 9 in 10 “ongoing conflicts” and 6 in 10 “emerging conflicts.” Read more about the tool and potential hotspots here.
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