Archive for December 30th, 2019


Five New Year Resolutions with a Green Twist

30 December 2019 (UN Environment)*As the new year dawns, this is the perfect time to reset and rethink.


As you make your New Year’s resolutions, keep the environment in mind.


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The Number of Haitians Who Do Not Have Sufficient Food to Eat Is Expected to Surpass Four Million in 2020

Human Wrongs Watch

The number of Haitians who do not have sufficient food to eat is expected to surpass four million next year, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Friday [27 December 2019]. (*).

WFP/Alexis Masciarelli | Haitians line up for food assistance from WFP in Chansolme, north-east department of Haiti.
OCHA reports that deteriorating economic conditions this year—including low growth rate, high inflation and an increase in the cost of basic food items—have had a negative impact on the humanitarian situation in the Caribbean nation.

2019 Concludes a ‘Deadly Decade’ for Children in Conflict, with Three-Fold Rise in Verified Attacks on Children Since 2010, an Average of 45 Violations a Day

NEW YORK, 30 December 2019 (UNICEF)*Children continue to pay a deadly price as conflicts rage around the world, UNICEF said today. Since the start of the decade, the UN has verified more than 170,000 grave violations against children in conflict – the equivalent of more than 45 violations every day for the last 10 years. 
A child walks past a destroyed building in Aleppo, Syria.
UNICEF/UN0287092/Grove Hermansen
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