Media CenterNews We're Reading Now (Week of Nov 14, 2016)
Here are the top news stories and trends our media team is following for the week of November 14, 2016.
During his final trip to Europe, President Obama visited Greece where he addressed the country’s debt and migrant crises. As explained in this article, Greece has become the epicenter of Europe’s refugee crisis, where tens of thousands of refugees remain stranded. With the onset of winter, shelter has become a critical need. To address that need, CRS is working with the owners of empty buildings, providing repairs in exchange for refugee housing. To learn more about CRS’ work in Greece, contact Nikki Gamer.
As the UN climate talks in Marrakech continue, this story explains a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that warns of the effects of climate change on the food supply. As the report states, while farmers in developing countries are especially vulnerable to rising temperatures at present, by 2030, the negative effects on food production will be increasingly felt everywhere. That’s why CRS is stepping up agricultural programs that help small farmers to adapt to the effects of climate change. For more information on CRS’ agricultural programming, contact Tom Price.
In an interview that aired on Chicago’s NPR-affiliate station, Bill O’Keefe, CRS’ vice president of government relations and advocacy, shared insights about what the future of foreign aid could look like under a Trump administration. For an interview with Bill O’Keefe on this topic, contact Nikki Gamer.