DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHES GUIDE ON HOW CLIMATE CHANGE AFFFECTS CONFLICT AREAS AND FRAGILE STATES

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The UK’s Department for International Development (DIFD) has published a guide for UK aid workers that outlines the ways that climate change and climate-related factors are already worsening conflict and social breakdown in fragile states across the world.

http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainability-climate-change/sustainable-scotland-network/news/department-for-international-development-publishes-guide-on-how-climate-change-afffects-conflict-areas-and-fragile-states/

Link to a friend’s article explaining FGM

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http://diredawaics2013.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/female-genital-mutilationcutting-whats-all-the-fuss-about/

Link to a blog article expertly written by a fellow St Andrews SD graduate and ICS volunteer. I learnt a lot about Female Genital Mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) on reading it and feel it is important to share as widely as possible.

As Laura writes  “I really hope that this blog post has made you think about this issue” – it definitely made me think and that is a great first step that can be taken by anyone and everyone.

An important read.

Did a quick google after reading, in light of my upcoming trip to Tanzania, found this http://www.28toomany.org/media/uploads/tanzania_final_final_final.pdf