A new paper gives an empirical basis to the relationship between climate anomalies and the frequency of disasters, and draws attention to the need for preventive measures.
Most of the returnees believe they had a better life while they were living as refugees in Pakistan compared to living in their own country.
Poor households' access to food is unlikely to increase significantly until July 2015. Increased and well-targeted humanitarian assistance is needed for up to 300,000 people.
A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Region Government and UN indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been displaced since January 2014.