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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

United Nations 10 Year Water Action Plan

Water scarcity has become a significant problem in many regions of the world.

On World Water Day, March 22nd, the United Nations shared that, “safe water and adequate sanitation are indispensable for healthy ecosystems, reducing poverty, and achieving inclusive growth, social well-being, and sustainable livelihoods.”

The staggering number of people affected by the water crisis around the […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Clean Water|0 Comments

Strong 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria resulted in tens of billions of dollars in damage in 2017.

Now, Global Weather Oscillations (GWO) predicts 2018 will result in another year of “above normal” storms out of the Atlantic. NOAA classifies storms using the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index. ACE index above 111 is “above normal,” and those with […]

By |March 14th, 2018|Disaster Relief|0 Comments

California Launches Food Waste Prevention Week

California has launched a new annual campaign to fight food waste.

Food Waste Prevention Week is from March 5th to March 9th. The state partnered with the Ad Council to launch Savethefood.com. The site is educating Californians about their food consumption, food waste, and environmental impacts. These issues hit close to home for California as water […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dry, Hot Weather to Reduce South African Harvests

The United Nations predicts that 2018 crop yields in South Africa will be low due to severe water shortages and dry, hot weather.

Reduced harvests will intensity food insecurity in 2018 and increase the number of people in need of assistance. In 2017 the region saw record numbers of maize production. However, erratic rainfall and an […]

By |February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments