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, [...]

2017 A Difficult Year for Children in Central Africa

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 [...]

International Migrants Day

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 [...]

Children in Desperate Need in the Caribbean

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 [...]

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