The drought that is currently sweeping the country as a result of El Niño is already hitting Filipino farmers hard. Sustained high temperatures and the lack of rain have started worrying many farmers, especially the rice growers. Drought is among the most dangerous and complex natural hazards, as it creeps slowly with no clear onset but with great impact.
The Philippines has seen two milestones happening of late - the historic ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law and the appointment of the members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)-Led Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).
Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba on the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers