Acces to climate information is a vital aspect of adaptation planning, particularly when it comes to creating life saving early warning systems. UNDP is working with countries like Benin in enhacing national capacities to collect and analyse relevant climate and weather data and communicate it to local populations. Benin’s work in delevloping an effective early warning system proved vital in preventing the loss of life due to recent floodings.
05 Jun 2015
The heaviest flooding in over a decade to hit southern Mozambique has affected almost 250,000 people and destroyed towns and livelihoods. The floods have claimed 113 lives, which is still far fewer than similar floods in 2000 when over 900 people die...
Tags: Video, Flood, Livelihoods
08 May 2014
The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) recognized the increasing vulnerability of households to HIV/AIDS as early as 1988, when it set up the Integrated AIDS Project (IAP). This document describes its home-based care (HBC) programme and recent develop...
Tags: Case Study, Food Security
09 Jan 2015
A mother of ten struggles to feed her family in southern Niger. The drought has led to a food crisis meaning half the population has limited access to food. The Red Cross is providing food and seeds to help 385,000 people but more support is needed.I...
Tags: Video, Drought, Food Security