The State Department has ordered non-emergency US embassy employees and their family members in Abuja, Nigeria to leave the country “due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks there.” Earlier this week, the State Department authorized the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members, having earlier warned of planned terror attacks in the Nigerian capital Abuja.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, has warned that climate change will not spare other countries the sort of disaster that left a third of the country underwater and millions of children at risk of water-borne diseases (Magramo and Register, 2022). Authorities have warned that it could take up to 6 months for the flood waters to recede in the areas that were hit the most. He told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday to come together and “act now” before it’s too late. During his speech, Sharif referred to the flood in Genesis chapter 11, saying, “For 40 days and 40 nights, a biblical flood poured down, smashing centuries of weather records, challenging everything we knew about disaster and how to manage it.”