By Nadia Lampkin, Volunteer Research and Policy Analyst, Uniterra program
58% and 45%. These are the staggering rates of anemia in children under 5 and women between the ages of 15 and 49 in Tanzania, respectively.
The irony is that Tanzania’s agricultural production is both prolific and extremely diverse. But 15-40% of crops are lost post-harvest, leaving thousands of individuals suffering from hunger, malnutrition and anemia. Tanzania’s hunger problem is not due to a lack of food production but, in part, obstacles in food management.
The Fuego volcano erupted exactly a month ago, claiming at least 300 lives and burying many villages under several metres of ash and volcanic stone, a horrifying tragedy reminiscent of the one that struck Pompei two millennia ago. Over 12,800 people had to abandon their lands, 3,636 of whom are currently living in overpopulated and unsanitary temporary refuges, making their daily life even harder beyond the trauma of losing some of their close relatives. More than 20,000 farmers from the region were also affected.
Fuego Volcano Eruption in Guatemala
On June 3, 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted, bringing in its wake a significant humanitarian crisis. On June 4, the Guatemalan authorities declared a state of emergency for the departments of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez, and on June 7 they issued a call for international aid. In total, the tragedy is touching 1.7 million people.
On April 25, 2015, a devastating earthquake occurred with an epicentre northwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Only a few weeks later, an aftershock shook the country, once again destroying homes and lives. According to Nepali government figures, over 8,000 people died, over 20,000 were injured and more than three million people lost their homes. Three years later, efforts are still being made to not only restore lives, but also rebuild the country in a sustainable way. After three years of slow efforts, a new wave of hope is sweeping the landscape in Nepal.
Le 19 mars dernier, l’équipe de prévention de la violence basée sur le genre du projet JUPREC a visité trois membres du réseau de parlementaires maliens contre la VBG. Les Honorables Fadimata Niambélé, Alhousna Malick Toure et Idrissa Sankaré se sont engagés à participer conjointement avec la société civile à un plan de travail pour faire avancer un avant-projet de loi contre les VBG pendant la législature qui prend fin en 2018.