Disaster Relief

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 […]

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 […]

Puerto Rico’s Fragile Power Grid

By |June 19th, 2018|

Puerto Rico’s power grid underwent $3.8 billion in repairs between 2017 and 2018. However, the island’s grid remains ‘highly fragile’ and susceptible to damage should another storm occur.

The damage left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico created the longest blackout in United States history. Puerto Ricans have observed repairs to the grid that […]

Children in CAR are Suffering

By |May 29th, 2018|

Children in the Central African Republic (CAR) are suffering from malnutrition and thirst. The infant mortality rate is at 18 percent and severe acute malnutrition is higher than the emergency threshold of 15 percent.

Najat Rochdi, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for CAR shared, “Where you have kids, those little girls and little boys coming to you and […]

Unstable Power in Puerto Rico

By |April 27th, 2018|

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 […]