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November 7, 2011

Ending the deterioration of the soil, priority aim of the UN for the next decade

  • The UN Assembly in New York, dedicated in particular to desertification, brings together one hundred heads of State and Government and demands the compliance of the Millennium Development Goals.
  • Desertification is caused by human actions and by the climatic variations that alter the natural water cycle.
  • New data from research by the UN and the FAO warn of the high degree of stress in the arid zones due to lack of water.
Chad agriculture
September 5, 2011

The crisis in Africa clearly shows the role that international organisms play in aid due to the lack of water.

  • The FAO, the WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR redouble their efforts before the avalanche of crises on the African continent.
  • Drought, famine on the Horn of Africa and the displacement of refugees from the conflict of Darfur are the humanitarian crises in which the lack of water is more dramatic.
  • The projects of the We Are Water Foundation in Ethiopia and Chad take on special relevance in recent months.
Seguridad alimentaria
July 26, 2011

Food security, the subject of World Water Day 2012

  • The link between water and food security is essential for development.
  • The socioeconomic crisis harms food production in the world.
  • Climate change is one of the most worrying factors for the FAO.
  • The "Construction of a reservoir in Ganjikunta" project, undertaken by the We Are Water Foundation with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, is a good example of the practices recommended by the United Nations.
Foto Giulio Napolitano
July 19, 2011

The drought in the Horn of Africa seriously affects 11 million people

  • The drought, which has lasted more than a year, faces Somalia and Ethiopia with its greatest human disaster in recent decades.
  • Oxfam, the FAO (the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation) and the WFP (World Food Programme) sign a joint declaration and make an urgent call for food security in the zone.
  • Food security and the thousands of displaced persons that lead to the situation are the main problems in a region traditionally scourged by the lack of water and infrastructures.
  • The We Are Water Foundation collaborates with Intermon-Oxfam in Ethiopia.
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