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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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