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An image of a crowd of members of the USaid Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) team rescue a teen in the Gongabu, Kathmandu District, five days after the Nepal earthquake in April 2015 (Photo: USaid, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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The way we prepare for and react to humanitarian crises in towns and cities will be enhanced by a more collaborative approach
An image of television footage of a man standing instead a destroyed house after Cyclone Roanu hit Bangaldesh (Photo: Google licence)
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Although Cyclone Roanu killed 30 people in Bangladesh last week, steps taken to reduce the country's risk from disasters saved many more lives
An image of a man with a wheelbarrow in the Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, the biggest in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. The rights of all must be incorporated into the 'new urban agenda' (Photo: Steffan Jensen/www.reversehomesickness.com, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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Global debates can help frame how human rights in the city are recognised but are often far removed from processes that affirm rights at local level
Clearing forest for a palm oil plantation in Borneo (Photo: Rainforest Action Network, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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The commodity slump has cooled the global land rush. But land rights are still under pressure, requiring action at local to global levels
An image showing rabbits raised in elevated cages. This and manure being collected for the worm composting and to create organic fertilizers illustrate a permaculture food production system in action (Photo: Khanh Tran-Thanh/IIED)
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A visit to Cuba served up a menu of innovative climate-friendly food projects for Khanh Tran-Thanh
An image of the world showing global surface temperatures: April 2016 was the hottest April on record, the seventh month in a row to break temperature records. You can watch a video progression of changing global temperatures below (Image: NASA)
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As discussions get under way in Bonn on the next steps for the Paris Agreement on climate change, Achala Abeysinghe looks at what needs to be achieved
Participatory community mapping and community land protection can yield tangible results for poor and vulnerable populations (Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)
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In 2012 there was a milestone international agreement on voluntary guidelines on the governance of land and tenure. The authors of a new progress report review the lessons learned about implementing the guidelines, and offer some recommendations for the future
Buenos Aires, Argentina: luxury skyscrapers contrast with a shanty town of small brick dwellings with aluminium roofs. It is estimated that 10 per cent of the city's population lives in informal settlements (Photo: Mark Edwards/IIED)
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An estimated 54.5 per cent of the world's population live in urban areas, compared with 37.9 per cent 40 years ago. In this context, can Habitat III deliver the 'new urban agenda' we need?
An image showing a group of women from Tongaradha village, Bangladesh, who saved more than 2,000 hectares of land and 500 households from flooding by rebuilding a 12km embankment and a 5km road. GCF money should be used for such innovative, community-driven projects in poor countries that will drive long-term change (Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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The 10th community-based adaptation conference culminated in Dhaka last week with a strong message to engage communities in climate change action. This implies a greater role for local governments and communities in determining how climate-related decisions are made
An image of an open sewer in the Kibera informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, Refugees in such informal settlements face even more challenges than existing habitatants to access to services, such as language barriers (Photo: Eoghan Rice/Trócaire)
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A growing number of refugees and displaced people are living in cities in East Africa and the Horn of Africa – but governments are slow to recognise and meet their needs

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