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    PRESS RELEASE: MCII - Building resilience with climate risk insurance

    Bonn, 6 June 2014- Damages from extreme weather events amount to US$ 1.3 billion in low-income countries and US $ 6.8 billion in lower middle income countries annually. During and after floods, storms and heavy rainfall, the most vulnerable communities are the hardest hit as they have limited or no coping capacity. |Read more

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    Press release: Human mobility and climate change adaptation - UN University and Nansen Initiative present new policy brief

    Human mobility in relation to climate change impacts is a reality today. In coming years, migration, displacement and planned relocation will demand larger‐scale operational planning and action. In response to this need, leading scholars, practitioners and professionals call on countries to feature human mobility in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). |Read more

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    PRESS RELEASE: Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa

    UN University and Norwegian Refugee Council: Thousands of people at the Horn of Africa are at risk of being displaced across borders as extreme weather increases in frequency.    

    Bonn/Nairobi/Oslo- 21 May 2014 – Between 2008 and 2012, 144 million people were forced to leave their homes by sudden-onset disasters around the world. The vast majority of them fled from floods, storms and wildfires and others effects of climate change. Most remain in their countries as internally displaced people, but many also flee across the borders to other countries. |Read more

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