Country: Asia Pacific

Pacific youth want world to hear and act on climate change

“I want the world to know what is happening in Kiribati, what climate change is doing to my home. I want to invite the world here, so they can see its impacts, its scars. I wonder, would they let this happen to their home? I want to tell them that the Pacific is their home too, my Pacific is their Pacific.”

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The faces of movement: new arrivals to Bangladesh

By Angela Hill/IFRC Thousands more people have crossed the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh since 9 October, most under the cover of night. Exhausted, dehydrated and many dealing with loss, they are moving into the camps and makeshift settlements near Cox’s Bazar. About 1,000 of these new families are in Mainnerghona, an already overcrowded camp without proper water, sanitation or shelter. But there, they feel safe. “When I reached here I understand, we are in peace,” said Rahmatiali. He walked for about 10 days with his two brothers, wife and children to get to the border. Azida feels the...

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How preparedness saved lives during Nepal floods

Whenever Deepak Giri remembers the tragic events in the early hours of August 14, 2017, he cannot help but relive a powerful mix of emotions. “I would feel exhausted. At times scared, but also happy to have played a role in my community,” the 29-year-old says.

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