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Many women, men and children in Paraguay spend much of their time outside, farming the land around them, to feed and support their families. It can be a hard way to live.
For many people around the world, a lack of economic opportunities often means leaving not only one’s community, but one’s country to search for work. But not for Erkan Hadžić.
Wherever you go, water is life, yet for many Small Island Developing States fresh water resources are often scarce and poorly managed.
Access to clean water can have a big impact on children’s education. They are less likely to get sick, which means fewer days off school and more time spent learning. The students at Derniere Riviere Combined School in Saint Lucia have a lot to say about the importance of clean water.
They build infrastructure that help make our communities climate resilient. They remain primary care-givers in many countries around the world. They make-up nearly half of our world’s population … they are women.
Islands of the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic and Indian Oceans boast white sandy coastlines, forest-covered mountain ranges and historic ports. But, the position of Small Island Developing States also makes them uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
For pregnant women in rural Myanmar, the long distance from hospitals can turn the joys of childbirth into a nightmare.
Access to clean water : How communities in Colombia are addressing health and sanitation through social housing.
Our team visited an UNMAS project in Gaza to get a closer look at the unearthing of a deeply buried aerial bomb and what it takes to work as a bomb disposal expert.
In April 2015, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, the ground beneath millions of people shook with a ferocity that changed their lives.
Over fifty years of armed conflict in Colombia cost hundreds of thousands of people their lives and left millions displaced. In this four-part series, we explore the stories of people who are talking part in a Government project to improve their homes and start rebuilding their lives.