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Crafting of El Niño strategies pushed

United Nations agencies are calling for the crafting of long-term development strategies to address El Niño, a recurring weather phenomenon with devastating effects that are felt across wide areas of the world.

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) said the international community must boost efforts to build capacity for disaster risk management and readiness to prevent El Niño weather extremes from causing humanitarian crises in affected countries and impeding their development.

“We must remember that El Niño is not a one-off event but recurring global phenomena that we must address for future generations,” Ecosoc president Oh Joon said in a statement.



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