The size of the human population – currently at an estimated 7.4 billion people – sets the scale of human behaviour and its concomitant environmental impact. According to a United Nations report, the human population could reach 9.7 billion by 2050, and over 11 billion by 2100, but it could be anywhere between 6.7 billion at the low end, and over 16 billion at the high end.
Conflict and displacement often lead to food and nutrition insecurity of vulnerable populations. Once the conflict is over, families sometimes find it difficult to get back on their feet. Meanwhile, WFP works with the national and local government in the Philippines to bring about social protection programmes, including cash-based transfers.
Beyond the technological expertise to build sustainably, there is a pressing need for more skilled professionals to step forward and cover a distressed minority whom even governments cannot reach.
By Katreena Sarmiento Thanks to modern conveniences, many have taken water for granted. Yes, people certainly know they need water, but they do not think...
Statistically speaking, the Lily Thai Spa is part of one of the most successful prison rehabilitation programmes in the world, taking women from a place of punishment and bringing them into a life of healing.