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Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change in Comoros

By |August 8th, 2018|

Comoros is an island archipelago located in the Indian Ocean between Africa and Madagascar known as the “Perfume Islands.”

This beach paradise is filled with the scents of ylang-ylang, vanilla, and clove. Comoros is one of the poorest countries in Africa. The islands rely heavily on agriculture for their livelihood. Nearly 200,000 Comorians depend solely on […]

Improved Weather Reports for Uganda Farmers

By |August 2nd, 2018|

Farmers in Uganda have traditionally relied exclusively on rainfall to grow their crops.

Drought and dry weather conditions have left many farmers with poor harvests. The growing challenge has prompted The Government of Uganda to revolutionize their weather report system to provide local farmers with a better weather, water, and climate monitoring system. The goal is […]

Essential Services on Verge of Shutdown in Gaza

By |July 26th, 2018|

For regions, like Gaza, that rely on fuel for electricity shortages can be life-threatening.

Currently, one hospital in Gaza has been forced to shut down and many more are at risk due to the Israeli authorities restricting the entry of fuel into the nation. The tightening on fuel imports and exports is reportedly in response to […]

Tiny Houses Could Be A Solution to The World’s Housing Problem

By |July 18th, 2018|

Yale University and UN Environment unveiled an eco-tiny house in New York City!

The 22-square-meter tiny house is powered 100% by renewable energy and is testing the potential for the minimal use of natural resources such as water. The unit can accommodate up to four people and has the potential for both domestic and commercial purposes.

Each […]

Puerto Rico’s Fragile Power Grid

By |June 19th, 2018|

Puerto Rico’s power grid underwent $3.8 billion in repairs between 2017 and 2018. However, the island’s grid remains ‘highly fragile’ and susceptible to damage should another storm occur.

The damage left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico created the longest blackout in United States history. Puerto Ricans have observed repairs to the grid that […]

‘Green’ Infrastructure Can Help Africa Tackle Drought

By |June 18th, 2018|

Sustainable, ‘green’ infrastructure is critical for drought-sensitive regions in Africa.

East and North Africa have seen widespread droughts over the past four decades. Three-quarters of the region are made up of a desert, and chronic water shortages are expected to worsen due to climate change. Pro-active steps must be taken.

Farmers and herders are hit the worst […]

Development is Key for Sudan

By |June 14th, 2018|

The United Nations’ new Emergency Relief Coordinator has a fresh perspective on the growing needs in Sudan.

Currently, there is a gap between the needs of Sudanese in crisis and humanitarian organizations able to assist. Mark Lowcock, the new UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, has been visiting Sudan for over 35 years. He believes that unless Sudan […]

UN Plans to Break the Cycle of HIV Transmission

By |June 13th, 2018|

The United Nations has stated that breaking the cycle of HIV transmission is part of their 2030 Agenda.

Between 2006 and 2016, there has been a 40 percent decline in new infections. While global progress has been made, key populations such as young girls in Africa are at risk for HIV. For example, Avert.org reports that […]

Children in CAR are Suffering

By |May 29th, 2018|

Children in the Central African Republic (CAR) are suffering from malnutrition and thirst. The infant mortality rate is at 18 percent and severe acute malnutrition is higher than the emergency threshold of 15 percent.

Najat Rochdi, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for CAR shared, “Where you have kids, those little girls and little boys coming to you and […]

Largest Outbreak of Lassa Fever in Nigeria

By |May 17th, 2018|

The United Nations and the World Health Organization have confirmed 423 cases of Lassa Fever in Nigeria.
Lassa fever is a viral infection, primarily transmitted to humans through contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine, feces, or blood.

The outbreak began in Ogun province in December 2016 and spread across the country into neighboring […]