Today’s map comes from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, which tracks internal displacement around the world.
Tensions are very clearly escalating on the Korean Peninsula, with the North making unrelenting progress on their nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and the United States president now overtly threatening a new war.
Rainy season is currently upon Sierra Leone but this year the rains brought more than the country can handle.
Today’s map comes from a UN-entity known as the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification program.
Bellicose statements by President Trump and the unrelenting progress made in North Korea’s nuclear activities have set the stage for a confrontation between the United States and North Korea– a confrontation that has the very distinct possibility of bringing the United States and China into direct conflict.
It has been one year since the Saudi-led international coalition stopped all commercial traffic in and out of Sanaa International Airport.
The Trump administration scored a legitimate diplomatic victory last weekend when the Security Council unanimously passed a tough new sanctions package against North Korea.
Somalia is ground zero for an emerging trend in global affairs– the nexus between climate change and conflict.
Last week, a top election official in Kenya went missing. Days later, his tortured and murdered body was discovered. Chris Msando was the IT manager for the country’s independent election commission in charge of Kenya’s electronic voter rolls and voting system.
The Security Council is reportedly close to a new draft resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea.
Today’s map comes from scientists at MIT, who found that significant portions of Southeast Asia, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh could be uninhabitable in 73 years.
“Fake news” is not a new concept anywhere in the world but in the run up to the highly competitive Kenyan elections next week, the rise of fake news is fueling fears that it could exacerbate an already tense situation.
Solar is booming in India, but the country’s solar panel industry could be facing a dimmer future. At the end of this year, India will end its “domestic content requirement” for solar projects that are part of its National Solar Mission, a component of the country’s National Action Plan on Climate Change.
Mark Shriver is president of Save the Children Action Network, which is the advocacy arm of the global humanitarian organization.
Journalists routinely hitch rides on UN planes. If there is space for them on airlifts transporting humanitarian goods and personnel, the UN generally welcomes journalists to ride along and report on some forgotten humanitarian crisis they are fighting against.
Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or get the app to listen later. Chris Blattman is a development economist who routinely conducts experiments to test ideas related to reducing poverty and improving the well being of people living in poorer countries.
The Trump administration’s hostility toward the 2010 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (aka the Dodd-Frank Act) should come as no surprise, given Trump’s campaign promise to dismantle the entire law.
Ed note. This is a special guest post from Sarina Prabasi, CEO of WaterAid. 2.1 billion people around the world lack safe drinking water at home—with 159 million people, most of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa, collecting drinking water directly from surface water sources with risk of contamination.
About 93% of children aged 2 to 11 in the United States have received their Measles, Mumps Rubella Vaccine–MMR last year.
Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or get the app to listen later. It’s called “Thucydides’s Trap” — and the US and China are caught in it.