Sulem Hire 9, uses a rope attached to a jerry can to pull water from a borehole in Hadhwe sub-district. Sulem says because it’s the school break season she can help her family with household chores particularly needed in this difficult drought affected season. February 1, 2017, Hadhawe village, Somali regional state, Ethiopia. ©UNICEF Ethiopia/2016/Ayene

10 August 2021

Putting power, politics and people at the heart of climate resilience

In this explainer, Dr Catherine Fallon Grasham breaks down the concept of climate resilience, what it is and why it is political. She argues for anyone working on climate resilience to keep power, politics and people at the heart of policy and practice.

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Dry landscape in Namibia. Credit: Dr Callum Munday.

22 February 2021

The invisible rivers implicated in African drought

Gaps in our understanding of current and future climate over Africa is slowing down planning and adaptation. A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters addresses one key component of African climate: water vapour – or how invisible rivers are driving droughts across the continent.

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A young girl sits on a jerry can, as her mother fills up another with water, near the town of Jowhar, Somalia, on December 15. The area around Jowhar has experienced large amounts of flooding this year, completely blocking off the town from main roads and forcing thousands to flee their homes and seek shelter on higher ground. AU UN IST PHOTO / Tobin Jones

20 October 2020

New funding to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia

New funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) will support REACH to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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