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Brazil Dam Collapse & Humanitarian Support

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 [...]

Myanmar & UN Agriculture Agree on Framework to Improve Food Security

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 [...]

Can Solar Technology Help End Poverty?

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 [...]

Lake Chad Trees Keep Deadly Drought at Bay

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 [...]

Essential Services on Verge of Shutdown in Gaza

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Puerto Rico’s Fragile Power Grid

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 [...]

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