Record flooding in South Sudan has destroyed homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people. The World Food Programme is calling on the rest of the world to boost aid to the struggling country.
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Heavy rain and storms exacerbated by climate change particularly affected East Africa, Asia and South America in 2019, according to the latest Climate Risk Index.
Vietnam's response to the pandemic is widely viewed as among the most effective in the world. Its ruling Communist Party is set to hold a congress that will select new leadership and shape policy for the next five years.
Tropical Cyclone Eloise has hit Mozambique, bringing rain and powerful winds of around 130 kilometers per hour. Forecasters believe it will now move toward Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
The fires that have devastated more than half of the rainforest on Australia's UN-protected Fraser Island are among many climate change-related factors threatening the world's most treasured natural assets.
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