Disaster Relief

Brazil Dam Collapse & Humanitarian Support

By |February 28th, 2019|

More than a hundred people have been killed and hundreds are still missing after a dam collapse at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mine in southeastern Brazil in January 2019.

There was no warning siren when the dam broke. Roughly 375 families have lost their homes and have not been rehoused, according to a 2019 Guardian report. […]

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 […]

Can Solar Solutions Assist Victims of California Wildfires?

By |November 13th, 2018|

The inferno that engulfed the foothills of Sierra Nevada has become one of the deadliest wildfires in California’s modern history. The fires spread from one of the wealthiest zip-codes in California to a low-income retirement community. Strong winds, no rain and low humidity have created key conditions for wildfires.

Camp Fire

117,000 acres burned
42 […]

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. […]

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 […]