The massive climate change issue you've probably never heard about — and how these activists are working to fix it

Why It Matters

Soil is a vital player in a trifecta for human health: carbon capture, food and water security. 95 percent of our food comes from rapidly diminishing top soil. Experts warn that if the world’s soils are not revitalised, they could release 850 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere contributing to climate change - which is more than all of humanity’s emissions in the last 30 years combined.

Organizations call for more aid to Afghanistan, amidst a crisis for women and girls

Why It Matters

With less humanitarian aid flowing to Afghanistan, women continue to have fewer work options than men, eat less, and must consider desperate measures such as selling their daughters into marriage to be able to afford basic needs.

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Five years on, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy is still not fully implemented. What now?

Why It Matters

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy was introduced so women and girls have a fair shot at equality. Trying to prioritize women and girls without changing Canadian foreign policy and development practices will continue the cycle of poverty and inequality.

Grassroots group Stop the Spray raises public awareness to stop BC’s toxic forestry policy

Why It Matters

Climate change is increasing the rate and intensity of wildfires in B.C., but so are poor forestry practices. A forestry policy that mandates herbicide spraying poses wildfire risks and impacts public health.

Local organizations are doing the vast majority of aid work in Ukraine — but receiving just 0.003 percent of global funding: new report

Why It Matters

16 million people have so far been displaced from their homes, struggling to survive, or are otherwise in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. This is a highly publicized crisis that’s captured much of the world’s attention — unlike other ongoing wars and humanitarian crises around the world. And the international aid sector’s efforts at localizing their work may be lip service.