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Around 800,000 people affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar: UN

The cyclone left a trail of devastation across Myanmar's Rakhine State, with houses flattened, roads cut off by uprooted trees, hospitals and schools destroyed.

A view of the damage caused by Cyclone Mocha in Sittwe, Myanmar. (via REUTERS)
Published on May 19, 2023 03:12 PM IST

'Sounding the alarm…next five years may be hottest ever': UN weather agency

The hottest eight years ever recorded were all between 2015 and 2022 -- but temperatures are forecast to increase further as climate change accelerates.

The global mean temperature in 2022 was 1.15C above the 1850-1900 average. (File)
Updated on May 17, 2023 04:24 PM IST

Last ship to leave Ukraine as fate of Black Sea grain deal in Russia's hands

UN & Turkey brokered the Black Sea deal for an initial 120 days last year to help tackle global food crisis that was aggravated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Vessels are seen as they wait for inspection under United Nation's Black Sea Grain Initiative in the southern anchorage of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.(Reuters/File)
Updated on May 17, 2023 09:55 AM IST
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UN lays out strategy to reduce 80% of plastic waste by 2040

The UN body released its analysis of policy options to tackle the plastic waste crisis two weeks before countries convene in Paris.

The treaty negotiations, known as INC2, will take place from May 29 to June 2. (Reuters)
Published on May 16, 2023 09:19 PM IST
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Conflict, climate change, Covid heighten threats for women, babies: UN report

The report sounds the alarm on a silent emergency of preterm birth which is impeding progress in improving children’s health and survival.

An estimated 13.4 million babies were born preterm in 2020. (Pexels)
Published on May 10, 2023 12:35 PM IST
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