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Five dead after southern Europe rains…and more

Five dead after southern Europe rains

Historic town of Sibenik in Croatia is affected by heavy flooding.

Historic town of Sibenik in Croatia is affected by heavy flooding.

Five people in Italy have died in torrential rain that has lashed southern Europe. Heavy flooding has affected parts across Croatia and Bosnia with a clean-up operation now underway…

 

These 50 Treasured Places Are At Risk of Disappearing

Fifty cultural heritage sites in 36 countries are threatened by everything from climate change and looting to natural disasters and commercial development, according to a report released Thursday by the World Monuments Fund. Compiled every two years, the World Monuments Watch list raises awareness and mobilizes funding for the preservation of endangered sites of outstanding significance. In its 20-year history, the program has named 790 sites in 135 countries and arranged roughly $350 million of financial support for treasured places around the world…

 

More support for those displaced by natural disasters

Governments of 110 nations have promised to beef up action to help people forced to leave their homes and cross borders because of natural disasters – and to take steps to prevent them from having to flee in the first place. Ministers and other officials adopted a non-binding “Protection Agenda” in Geneva on Tuesday to protect those displaced to other countries by earthquakes, volcano eruptions and climate-linked hazards such as floods, storms, droughts and rising seas. They noted that between 2008 and last year, 184.4 million people were displaced…

 

 

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