Developing Nations

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 […]

Agriculture Development for Hurricane-Affected Farmers in Haiti

By |August 16th, 2018|

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 of low […]

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change in Comoros

By |August 8th, 2018|

Comoros is an island archipelago located in the Indian Ocean between Africa and Madagascar known as the “Perfume Islands.”

This beach paradise is filled with the scents of ylang-ylang, vanilla, and clove. Comoros is one of the poorest countries in Africa. The islands rely heavily on agriculture for their livelihood. Nearly 200,000 Comorians depend solely on […]

Improved Weather Reports for Uganda Farmers

By |August 2nd, 2018|

Farmers in Uganda have traditionally relied exclusively on rainfall to grow their crops.

Drought and dry weather conditions have left many farmers with poor harvests. The growing challenge has prompted The Government of Uganda to revolutionize their weather report system to provide local farmers with a better weather, water, and climate monitoring system. The goal is […]

Essential Services on Verge of Shutdown in Gaza

By |July 26th, 2018|

For regions, like Gaza, that rely on fuel for electricity shortages can be life-threatening.

Currently, one hospital in Gaza has been forced to shut down and many more are at risk due to the Israeli authorities restricting the entry of fuel into the nation. The tightening on fuel imports and exports is reportedly in response to […]

Tiny Houses Could Be A Solution to The World’s Housing Problem

By |July 18th, 2018|

Yale University and UN Environment unveiled an eco-tiny house in New York City!

The 22-square-meter tiny house is powered 100% by renewable energy and is testing the potential for the minimal use of natural resources such as water. The unit can accommodate up to four people and has the potential for both domestic and commercial purposes.

Each […]