Daily Archives: July 5, 2019

I’ve always wondered: who calls cyclones their names?

In the Australian region, the Bureau of Meteorology gives tropical cyclones their name. You can write to the Bureau of Meteorology to suggest a cyclone name, but it is likely to be more than a 50-year wait.

Tropical cyclones are …

Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

Rome – Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.

The …

Election Protesters Promise Vigils in Malawi

Protesters in Malawi have wrapped up two days of demonstrations aimed at forcing the head of the country’s electoral commission to resign.

The protests followed other nationwide demonstrations on June 20 calling for the resignation of Jane Ansah as well …

UN: Release All Refugees, Migrants from Libyan Detention Centers

GENEVA – United Nations agencies are calling for the release of all refugees and migrants from Libyan detention centers. The call comes in the wake of the deadly airstrike July 2 on the Tajoura detention center, on the outskirts of …