After heavy rainfalls in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, dozens of people have died. Ten thousand people were forced to leave their homes. After initial estimates, thousands located in the refugee camps in Bangladesh were left homeless and several people lost their lives due to being struck by lightning. learn more
Everybody Has a Right to Clean Water
The world is facing a dramatic water problem: Each year, an estimated 3,5 millionen deaths are caused by inadequate water supply. More than 700 million people have no access to clean, potable water – and more than €2,5 billion no adequate sanitary facilities.
758 Million people can neither read nor write
On the occasion of the upcoming UNESCO World Literacy Day on September 8, UNESCO-Goodwill Ambassador Dr. h.c. Ute-Henriette Ohoven challenges organisations, initiatives and governments to step up their efforts to improve global literacy. learn more