poverty

Beyond Bricks and Mortar, Cities Can Be Equalizers

By Vafa Valapour and Aubrilyn Reeder of United World Infrastructure The U.N. projects that by 2050 nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will be urban, an increase of 2.4 billion people with approximately half from rural migration. There is no doubt that cities provide a better future with rising incomes, better job opportunities and better

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Famine Threatens Half of Yemen: WFP

By Abdulrahman al-Ansi SANAA, March 23 – Nearly half of Yemen’s 22 provinces on the verge of famine as result of the war there and more than 13 million people need food aid, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) says. Aid groups have blamed curbs imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on access to Houthi-controlled ports

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On World Water Day, 650 Million People Can’t Get a Safe Drink

LONDON, March 16 – Some 650 million people, or one in 10 of the world’s population, do not have access to safe water, putting them at risk of infectious diseases and premature death. Dirty water and poor sanitation can cause severe diarrhoeal diseases in children, killing 900 under-fives a day across the world, according to

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Grain Elevator

Scientists are genetically modifying rice to withstand the ravages of climate change BY Oscar Lopez “I’ve never had so many students want to take part in a project,” says Jane Langdale. “They want to save the world.” Langdale, a professor of plant development at the University of Oxford, is part of a team of scientists

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