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indian soldiers patrol a section of barbed-wire fence along the border with bangladesh near agartala

Weatherwatch: walls cannot keep out climate change

The collapse of the Akkadian empire after a 300-year drought is a pertinent lesson from history — History is littered with examples of rulers building walls to keep out undesirables, invaders and immigrants. The Great Wall of China and Hadrian’s Wall in Britain are among the best-known examples, and there is a 2,000-mile (3,200km) fence …

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Invest in Africa’s youth before migration to Europe doubles, says UN official

With continent’s population set to soar, agriculture chief Gilbert Houngbo stresses need to make rural life profitable — Economic migration from Africa to Europe driven by poverty could double in the next decade unless urgent investment is made in job creation for young people in rural areas, the head of a UN financial body has …

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rita begum moved to dhaka after losing her home and her baby daughter to severe flooding

UN lacks plan to help climate migrants, finds internal report

The UN needs a coordinated approach to assist people forced to move by floods, storms, drought and other impacts worsened by global warming, an expert panel has found — In a report released this week, the ‘task force on displacement’ called for better data collection and analysis on climate migration trends, and finance to help …

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