Developing Nations

Myanmar & UN Agriculture Agree on Framework to Improve Food Security

By |February 26th, 2019|

On Tuesday, January 29th2019, the Myanmar Government and the United Nations’ agricultural agency signed a multi-year plan to improve nutrition and food security while safeguarding and sustainably managing natural resources.

Rural income generation is critical for building resilience in Myanmar. Enhanced resilience will help local farmers combat natural and humanitarian disasters, climate change, as well as […]

Humanitarian Assistance Needed in South Sudan

By |February 23rd, 2019|

The number of acutely food insecure people in South Sudan has increased by thirteen percent since January of last year.

“The projections are alarming and food security continues to worsen,” said Pierre Vauthier, FAO’s interim Representative in the country. “Together with the people of South Sudan, we need to act urgently to reverse this trend.”

The increase includes […]

Can Solar Technology Help End Poverty?

By |January 31st, 2019|

Significant progress to end poverty has been made since 2000.

Countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia are experiencing development and seeing poverty decrease. However, one in ten people still lives on less than US$1.90 a day, which is the internationally agreed poverty line.

Nearly 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa lives below the poverty line.

Poverty entails […]

Forgotten Crisis in Cameroon

By |January 31st, 2019|

Over a hundred thousand people in Cameroon are in need of life-saving assistance.

Violence in western regions is the primary driver behind the increase of refugees seeking urgent aid form the Central African Republic. Nearly 437,000 people from Cameroon have been uprooted due to violence and insecurity. Also, the deteriorating situation in northeast Nigeria has resulted […]

Uganda Ebola Preparedness

By |January 25th, 2019|

Due to the Ebola outbreak in 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ugandan government is now prioritizing frontline vaccination of health workers, screening travelers at the point of entry, and engaging in risk communication.

The Ugandan government hopes to halt the outbreak from spreading across the border.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

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 […]