Developing Nations

Rural Areas in Latin America Slide into Poverty

By |December 22nd, 2018|

Rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean are sliding into poverty after years of economic growth.

For the first time in many years, the regions are experiencing a historical reversal. The United Nations reported that this reversal affects nearly 59 million people. Roughly 41% of people living in extreme poverty within the region live in […]

Liberian LIYICC Founder Thoughts on Aldelano Solar Solutions

By |December 18th, 2018|

I am K.C and I worked in Liberia as a researcher. I am also the founder of a local youth organization called Liberian youth Initiative on Climate Change(LIYICC). For years, I have traveled throughout my country to almost a thousand remote villages and town conducting research about health strengthening, agriculture, and education. I have witnessed the suffering and […]

Lake Chad Trees Keep Deadly Drought at Bay

By |November 29th, 2018|

Lake Chad in Africa originally reached from Chad to Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger. Climate change and unsustainable water management have resulted in Lake Chad losing 90 percent of its surface area! The lake is a water source for millions of people in West Africa.

The visible signs of climate change and excessive drought include cattle carcasses […]

Climate Resilience & Peace for Africa’s Sahel

By |November 13th, 2018|

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 […]

Feeding Families in Syria

By |October 31st, 2018|

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 […]

Indonesia Earthquake Survivors Receive UN Tents

By |October 30th, 2018|

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 […]

Half of Yemen’s Population Are At Risk of Famine

By |October 29th, 2018|

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. […]

United Nations Commitment to Climate Change Solutions

By |September 26th, 2018|

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 […]

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

By |September 5th, 2018|

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 […]

Ebola Outbreak Democratic Republic of Congo

By |August 23rd, 2018|

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 […]