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Climate technologies will boost agriculture in West and Central Africa

A new programme is being launched to equip farmers in Africa with climate-smart agricultural tools and technologies. The project is being rolled out by CORAF, a West African research institute, with the...

Solar panels are bringing 40,000 litres of water a day to families in Nepal

In April 2015 Nepal experienced a severe earthquake that killed almost 9,000 people and disrupted the lives of 8 million, one of the key disruptions in rural areas was reduced access to clean water. The...

UN concerned that ‘donor fatigue’ is setting in for Sudan’s humanitarian crisis

The United Nations have announced concerns that South Sudan is not receiving the funding or attention it requires from international donors. In 2017 only 46% of the humanitarian appeal for Sudan was funded,...

WHO calls for a significant scaling up of health services in Cox’s Bazar

The World Health Organisation (WHO) are calling for an increase in health services to the 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar. Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh has become home to approximately 688,000...

Food insecurity in Africa is “very strongly related to climate change”

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN has warned that hunger in Africa is being made worse by the impacts of climate change. 224 million people are now reportedly under-nourished on the...

UNICEF: ‘we are failing the world’s poorest babies’

The latest report by UNICEF into new-born mortality reveals that the global deaths of new-borns is alarmingly high, particularly within the world’s poorest countries. New-borns in Pakistan, the Central...

How can India’s agricultural industry prepare for climate change?

India’s latest annual economic survey revealed that climate change could hurt the income of Indian farmers by up to 25% in the medium term. India is expected to experience extreme weather events,...

Monsoon season poses a serious risk for Bangladesh’s refugee communities

Severe weather brought on by the monsoon season in Bangladesh poses a significant risk to the refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar. Since August 2017 the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) estimates...

12,000 children are being forced out of school every day due to conflict and drought in East Africa

Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to drop out of school each week in 2018 due to drought and conflict. This is the equivalent of 4.7 million children abandoning...

Which Oscars stars also play leading roles in aid and development?

With The 90th Academy Awards just a few weeks away Aid & International Development Forum have put together a list of Oscar winners and nominees who also play leading roles in humanitarian relief and...

WHO has announced new guidelines on care standards during childbirth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new guidelines on global care standards for childbirth aiming to reducing the use of needles and harmful routines. An estimated 140 million births take...

The UN has launched a new app to empower migrants in Africa

The United Nations International Orgnasation for Migration (IOM) has launched a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and the Horn of Africa. MigApp is a mobile tool that collates relevant,...