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17 Jan 2014

Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda] destroyed many towns and communities in central Philippines left more than six thousand people dead and an estimated four million homeless. As the relief operation continues and those affected begin to pick up what's left of their lives, some of the survivors from the city of Tacloban talk about the tragedy and their hopes for the future.

Watch the video: http://www.adb.org/news/videos/survivors-typhoon-yolanda

16 Jan 2014

Decades of humanitarian efforts, a massive earthquake, a country on a perpetual search for clean water. What will it take to get it right in Haiti?

Watch the video: http://www.iadb.org/en/videos/watch,2173.html?topicid=WASA#.UteJQvsThSM

 

16 Jan 2014

On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.

 

Read more: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2756&ArticleID=10...

16 Jan 2014

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved new funding to improve irrigated agricultural production systems in selected Central coastal and Northern mountains provinces in Vietnam, which will help another 243,000 farming families with better irrigation and drainage service and farming techniques by 2019.

Read more: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/01/15/wb-to-help-vie...

09 Jan 2014

International support for geothermal energy in developing countries took a leap forward on October 28, 2013 when the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), a program of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), approved $115 million for the Utility Scale Renewable Energy Program.  This program will initially focus on facilitating private sector engagement in geothermal resource validation through test drilling – the first, and riskiest, step in geothermal energy development.

Read more: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/12/18/new-funding-to-boost...

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