United Nations jumps in with crowd-sourced data solutions to global crisis

United Nations jumps in with crowd-sourced data solutions to global crisis

IRIN – UNOCHA Humanitarian News and Analysis – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Dakar, SENEGAL, WESTEN AFRICA: Difficulty reaching conflict or disaster-hit communities slows down aid delivery, hampers assessment and can lead to groups in remote areas being left out of the aid equation altogether. But new technology, while not a panacea, is helping to remove […]

SYRIA: Aid efforts for medicines, food & supplies show critical needs

SYRIA: Aid efforts for medicines, food & supplies show critical needs

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) GLOBAL: The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said that, according to reports it has received, Syria is experiencing critical shortages in medicines and pharmaceutical products. “The recent escalation of clashes had resulted in substantial damages to the pharmaceutical plants located in rural Aleppo, Homs and Rural Damascus, where 90 per […]

Harvesting a Field of Their Own –Woman’s Right to Food in the Global Food Crisis

Harvesting a Field of Their Own –Woman’s Right to Food in the Global Food Crisis

Lys Anzia – WNN Features World Food Programme delivers food to Haitian women – Image: Peter Casier /UNWFP The fight for women against hunger and malnutrition isn’t getting any easier. Rising food prices and lower food assistance programs worldwide are causing the ability to help women and their families reach the lowest levels of output […]