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Development is Key for Sudan

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 […]

By |June 14th, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments

UN Plans to Break the Cycle of HIV Transmission

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 […]

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

Children in CAR are Suffering

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 […]

Military Generals Partner with Tennessee Solar Firm to Model Technology Globally

Retired U.S. generals Russel L. Honoré (3-star), Dennis Via (4-star), Alonzo Short (3-star) and Brigadier General John Watkins are working with Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions to introduce technology in disaster relief, remote areas.

JACKSON, TN – Clean drinking water, off-grid power and cold storage access will soon arrive in developing nations and remote U.S. areas […]

By |May 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Largest Outbreak of Lassa Fever in Nigeria

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 […]

By |May 17th, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments

Drinking Water Week

Drinking Water Week highlights the importance of tap water and the need to reinvest in the United States’ water infrastructure.

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) along with an alliance of organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsor Drinking Water Week. This week of awareness is shedding lights on challenges such as the aging […]

By |May 10th, 2018|Clean Water|0 Comments

Unstable Power in Puerto Rico

On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 a freak accident knocked out power to nearly every home and business in Puerto Rico.

Nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, Puerto Ricans are still struggling with an unstable power grid. Currently, 97% of island residents have power. However, April’s disruption is not the first. A failure the […]

By |April 27th, 2018|Disaster Relief, Solar Power|0 Comments

Thousands Displaced in North-East Nigeria

Many vulnerable men, women, and children have experienced terrible hardship due to ongoing hostility in Nigeria.

The United Nations is allocating $9 million to help these displaced people. The region’s humanitarian crisis is primarily due to Boko Haram’s insurgency. In just three months, 30,000 people fled violence and are in desperate need of food, water, shelter, […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Developing Nations, Disaster Relief|0 Comments

52,000+ Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in Brazil

The United Nations refugee agency is ramping up assistance for the growing number of Venezuelan refugees arriving in Brazil.

Over 40,000 Venezuelans entered Brazil through the state of Roraima and are living in Boa Vista. The refugees are fleeing Venezuela’s autocratic government and a devastated economy. The country is struggling to provide food, shelter, and healthcare […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Disaster Relief|0 Comments

Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh

The World Health Organization is looking for international support to assist the cash-strapped health sector in Bangladesh that is assisting a million vulnerable Rohingya refugees.

Approximately 700,000 Rohingyas fled violence in Myanmar in 2017. They joined several hundred thousand refugees living in camps across the Myanmar border in Bangladesh. The rainy season is right around the […]

By |March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments