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Climate Resilience & Peace for Africa’s Sahel

Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Special Advisor on the Sahel, says that the region is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change.

 

The Sahel consists of 10 different countries and 300 million people. The territory is characterized by rampant insecurity and rising levels of human need. In 2018, nearly 4.9 million people have been displaced and […]

By |November 13th, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments

Can solar solutions assist victims of California wildfires?

The inferno that engulfed the foothills of Sierra Nevada has become one of the deadliest wildfires in California’s modern history. The fires spread from one of the wealthiest zip-codes in California to a low-income retirement community. Strong winds, no rain and low humidity have created key conditions for wildfires.

Camp Fire

117,000 acres burned
42 […]

By |November 13th, 2018|Disaster Relief|0 Comments

Feeding Families in Syria

Erratic weather has damaged crop production in Syria.

Roughly a million Syrians are returning to their homes as security has improved. However, many are still reliant on aid as their homes are destroyed and their livelihoods are lost. Wheat crop is the lowest it has been in nearly three decades, resulting in the cost of wheat […]

By |October 31st, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments

Indonesia Earthquake Survivors Receive UN Tents

Roughly 2,000 people were killed in the 7.5 magnitude Indonesian earthquake in September 2018. The earthquake triggered a tsunami, landslides and widespread destruction.

200,000 people were displaced as a result of the natural disaster. Survivors used plastic sheeting to create makeshift shelters, but these protections could not withstand the rainfall. Survivors need shelter, clean water and […]

By |October 30th, 2018|Developing Nations, Disaster Relief|0 Comments

Half of Yemen’s Population Are At Risk of Famine

On September 5th, 2018, we shared news for the United Nations about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Today, the risk of famine is even higher. Nearly 14 million people in Yemen, half of the total population, are facing pre-feminine conditions. At the end of 2017, 130 children per day were dying of extreme hunger and disease. […]

By |October 29th, 2018|Developing Nations, Disaster Relief|0 Comments

UN Calls for Greater Investment in Africa’s Young People

United Nations Secretary, General Antonio Guterres said that the gender gaps in the labor force cost Africa $105 billion in 2014 alone.

To keep pace with the growing population, Africa will need to create 18 million new jobs each year between now and 2035.
We want to make sure that all young people, in and beyond Africa, […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

United Nations Commitment to Climate Change Solutions

Three years ago, world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This agreement pledged to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to work to keep the increase as close as possible to 1.5 degrees.
On September 26th, 2018, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “We need to do more, and we […]

By |September 26th, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has left 22.2 million in need of assistance, 8.4 million people severely food insecure, and a further 10 million that could fall into this category by the end of the year.
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council on Friday. “We are losing the fight against famine.”
The conflict in […]

By |September 5th, 2018|Clean Water, Developing Nations, Disaster Relief|0 Comments

Ebola Outbreak Democratic Republic of Congo

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) on August 1st 2018.

This is the second Ebola outbreak in the DRC this year and it is nearly twice as deadly. The town of Mangina, Mabalako Health Zone, and North Kivu Province has discovered […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Developing Nations, Disaster Relief|0 Comments

Agriculture Development for Hurricane-Affected Farmers in Haiti

Farmers in Haiti are still recovering from the devastating Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development will be investing $10.8 million to help restore agricultural productivity on the island nation. The funds will be used to spread sustainable farming practices and technologies.

“Haiti’s rural population suffers from a vicious circle of low […]