5 Charities Operating in Colombia 

In many ways, one can view Colombia as a Latin American success story. For a country with as painful and violent a history as any in the region, its journey to relative political stability in the last two decades has been remarkable. There are several charities operating in Colombia that have affected change. However, poverty Read more…

Combating a 3,000-Year-Old Enemy: Yellow Fever in Africa

Africa faces a 3,000-year-old threat. This same threat caused death and destruction in Mayan civilizations in the 1600s, ravaged New Orleans in the 1800s and later claimed more lives among soldiers during the Spanish-American War than combat did. Despite its long history, the 21st century has brought a renewed fight against the long-held enemy of Read more…

Strategies to Help Reduce Violence and Poverty in Argentina

Violence and poverty in Argentina have been increasing in recent times. The statistics concerning violent crimes, including homicide, domestic disputes and gang violence, have become concerning. From 2018 to 2021, the percentage of violence was recorded as “5.37, 5.16, 5.37, 4.62.” While the trend shows a steady decrease, much remains to be done to curb Read more…

5 Charities in the United Arab Emirates

Charity holds a significant place in the culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE society has a long-standing tradition of generosity and compassion toward those in need. The concept of charity, known as Zakat in Arabic, is deeply rooted in Islamic teachings, which emphasize the importance of giving to the less fortunate. This cultural Read more…

Exploring Books on Poverty in India

In India, a country of about 1.4 billion people, poverty remains an enduring and multifaceted challenge. The complexities associated with poverty and its intersectionality have been vividly documented and explored over the years through the lens of literature. By immersing the reader into the world of poverty and presenting its challenges firsthand, books on poverty Read more…

How Ultra-White Paint Is Cooling Rising Temperatures in India

According to a study by The Lancet, rising temperatures and increasingly frequent heat waves have increased heat-related deaths in India by 55% from 2004 to 2021. Those most at risk are impoverished and lower caste, without easy access to water to cool their homes and keep themselves hydrated. The Impact of Rising Temperatures on Lower-Caste Read more…

Living Conditions and Poverty in French Polynesia

Throughout the tropical island paradise of French Polynesia, hotels and resorts welcome more than 200,000 visitors each year, with numbers rising as the economic rebound from COVID-19 continues to bolster international tourism, which makes up a significant percentage of the country’s $17,000 GDP. More than 100 islands make up French Polynesia, covering areas as vast Read more…