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2017 A Difficult Year for Children in Central Africa

By |December 20th, 2017|

Violence in Central Africa has left over a million children in dire need and children’s rights violations on the rise.

The dramatic increase in conflict in the already unstable region has left families without basic necessities. Over 20% of schools are closed and those that are open lack enough teachers. Without security and education, many children […]

International Migrants Day

By |December 18th, 2017|

December 18th is International Migrants Day. Throughout history, immigration has been seen as a courageous example of someone trying to overcome adversity.

However, today’s views on migration are met with elements of trepidation, emergency, and complexity. This year, the United Nations is trying to play the role of catalyst in order to create global cooperation in […]

Children in Desperate Need in the Caribbean

By |December 14th, 2017|

Three months after Caribbean hurricanes, thousands of children are in urgent need.

Despite these disasters beginning to fade out of the media, the affected communities are still struggling. Hurricane Irma was the most powerful hurricane ever to hit the Atlantic Ocean. It impacted the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti and Cuba. Hurricane Maria then damaged […]

Hunger Crisis in Congo

By |December 12th, 2017|

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme operations in DRC said, “Without immediate donor support, many – particularly women and children – will die”.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was a poor but peaceful region. Unfortunately, violence in the Greater Kasai region has forced nearly 1.4 million people from their homes. This strife […]

Unintentional Poisonings in Developing Nations

By |November 28th, 2017|

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 355,000 people die each year from unintentional poisonings.
The Problem
These deaths are the result of exposure to toxic chemicals as well as the inappropriate use of pesticides. In developing nations, these toxic chemicals are often secreted directly into the soil, air, and water from industrial processes.

“The Organisation for Economic […]

Emerging Issues in Developing Countries

By |November 15th, 2017|

Established problems and environmental factors are increasing long-term, critical concerns in developing countries.
“The resulting impacts are estimated to cause about 25% of death and disease globally, reaching nearly 35% in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa.” – WHO
Addressing the source of environmental hazards is vital for changing the course of health risks in poorer countries. Poor […]

Solar Resources Can Change Education in Developing Nations

By |November 14th, 2017|

Children in developing nations are lagging behind their peers in developed countries. Without education, the fight against poverty cannot succeed.
According to the World Bank, this learning crisis is widening social gaps instead of narrowing them. Young students who are already disadvantaged by poverty, conflict, gender or disability reach young adulthood without even the most basic […]

Lack of Clean Water in Africa

By |October 31st, 2017|

The lack of availability to clean water in Africa is due to a combination of issues. Below we discuss ten contributing factors to this crisis and provide a potential solution for non-profits working in the region.

 

Government Controlled & Stolen Water

Africa has roughly 54 recognized countries, many of which share bodies of water. Sharing these bodies […]

California Wildfire Housing Crisis

By |October 26th, 2017|

The wildfire crisis in California has killed 42 people and destroyed 8,400 structures, according to Cal Fire.

Spreading fires have caused many families to take shelter in a friend or family member’s home only to awaken in the middle of the night needing to evacuate, again. Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions has created mobile resources for […]

What is Water Scarcity?

By |October 11th, 2017|

Water scarcity has left 1 billion people in the developing world without access to clean, safe drinking water. Science Daily defines water scarcity as the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region.
“Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water; 1 in 3 people lack […]