The death toll from Cyclone Idai that ripped into Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi in March 2019 is now above 1, 000, with damages estimated at $2 billion. In 2018, more than 10, 000 people lost…

Abhas Jha |

Cyclone Idai is one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Africa, causing catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Michel Matera |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Zimbabwe’s fields and forests are becoming drier. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank Dried, mopane worms are traditionally offered to foreigners visiting Zimbabwe as a welcoming snack. Not really worms…

Pablo Benitez |

In 2006, I was working in Aceh, Indonesia (with the Red Cross), a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Amongst other post-disaster recovery activities, we were working with 20…

Saurabh Dani |

Cecil the Lion at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. We all know about the story that broke the Internet: the story of Cecil the lion and the Minnesota dentist who killed him. What you may not know…

Hermione Nevill |

Durante la última década, la caza furtiva de vida silvestre aumentó rápidamente y se convirtió junto con la destrucción del hábitat en una de las causas principales de pérdida de la vida silvestre…

Samuel Wasser |

على مدى العقد الماضي، أصبح الصيد غير المشروع للأحياء البرية يعادل تدمير الموائل الطبيعية كسبب رئيسي في فقدان الأحياء البرية في العديد من البلدان. ولعل صيد الأفيال الأفريقية سعيا وراء العاج هو مثال…

Samuel Wasser |

Over the past decade, illegal poaching of wildlife has quickly caught up to habitat destruction as a leading cause of wildlife loss in many countries.   Poaching African elephants for ivory…

Samuel Wasser |

In PDF: Korean | Khmer Every time I learn of another natural disaster – the people killed and injured, homes destroyed, livelihoods lost – I know we must act to reduce the tragic impact instead of…

Axel van Trotsenburg |