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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While Kenya is having some success fighting desert locust swarms, farmers in the north and center of the country face huge losses from ongoing waves of locust swarms.
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.
Cylone Ana caused severe flooding across the Pacific island nation, forcing around 10,000 people to evacuate. The country's leader blamed climate change for the storm — the second to hit Fiji in as many months.
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.
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