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  • At least 339 people were killed and more than 1 million left homeless across Bangladesh and India after Severe Cyclonic Storm Aila in 2009. This photo shows flooded houses and a burst embankment in Sundarbans, in West Bengal, India (Photo: William Lee-Wright, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
    Climate change is happening, it's caused by humans and will have a negative impact on all our lives. So what are the facts – and what can 'ordinary' citizens do about it?
  • Mist over the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda (Photo: Brian Harries, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
    Chinese investment and trade is having a huge impact on African forests. Our longread explains how both stimulate thriving local economies and conserve Africa's forests
  • An image from new animation Securing the land rights of people affected by dams in West Africa (Image: Hands Up/IIED)
    The Global Water Initiative West Africa has released a new animation explaining how policymakers can work with local communities to protect the rights of people affected by large dams in West Africa
  • Geographic patterns are seen out the window of an airplane traveling between Mwanza and Dar Es Salam, Tanzania on March 20, 2015 (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)
    The SDGs aim to promote the "availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all". This case study of Dar es Salaam helps to consider the complexity of realising this goal at all levels

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