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Forgotten Crisis in Cameroon

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 [...]

Aldelano Solar Solutions Visits Senegal Fish Markets

In Senegal, a fishermen’s return on investment suffers due to the inability to keep the catch in cold storage. A day’s catch must be sold quickly or thrown away. Aldelano Solar Solutions had the pleasure of visiting a fish market in Senegal in November 2018 to explore possible solar cold-storage solutions that will spur economic [...]

UN Calls for Greater Investment in Africa’s Young People

United Nations Secretary, General Antonio Guterres said that the gender gaps in the labor force cost Africa $105 billion in 2014 alone. To keep pace with the growing population, Africa will need to create 18 million new jobs each year between now and 2035. We want to make sure that all young people, in and [...]

Agriculture Development for Hurricane-Affected Farmers in Haiti

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 [...]

Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh

The World Health Organization is looking for international support to assist the cash-strapped health sector in Bangladesh that is assisting a million vulnerable Rohingya refugees. Approximately 700,000 Rohingyas fled violence in Myanmar in 2017. They joined several hundred thousand refugees living in camps across the Myanmar border in Bangladesh. The rainy season is right around [...]

California Launches Food Waste Prevention Week

California has launched a new annual campaign to fight food waste. Food Waste Prevention Week is from March 5th to March 9th. The state partnered with the Ad Council to launch Savethefood.com. The site is educating Californians about their food consumption, food waste, and environmental impacts. These issues hit close to home for California as [...]

Dry, Hot Weather to Reduce South African Harvests

The United Nations predicts that 2018 crop yields in South Africa will be low due to severe water shortages and dry, hot weather. Reduced harvests will intensity food insecurity in 2018 and increase the number of people in need of assistance. In 2017 the region saw record numbers of maize production. However, erratic rainfall and [...]

Clean Water Means Opportunity for Women

Women spend up to 6 hours every day collecting water. Walking hours for water prevents women from pursuing work, school and caring for the family as this is often their household responsibility. In many societies, women are seen as collectors, managers, and guardians of water. Women spend up to 60% of their day collecting water, [...]

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