More than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa today are in need of live-saving assistance due to the severe drought and resulting famine in the region. It's the worst drought in that region in 60 years, most severely affecting areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti.
This week 85 disaster experts met in Hawaii to discuss how they could work together to promote community resilience throughout the Pacific Rim, a region continually weighed down by earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, typhoons, mudslides, and other devastating events.
By Chris Laborde, Gulf Coast Alliance for Economic and Environmental Resilience
Yesterday I attended FEMA’s “Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships” conference, and wanted to share a few takeaways from the event.
One in six Americans live in so-called “food insecure” homes. That means one in six Americans is seriously hungry, likely under-nourished or malnourished, and doesn’t know when they’ll have their next meal.
By Ken Sternad, President, The UPS Foundation