THE CRISES

We all are humans, so different from each other and so dynamic, and yet each one of us deserves a life with decencies, safety, love, dignity and contentment. We all deserve everything we need and want to live that life, in a sustainable world. The reality is that we are becoming better. However, the reality is

More than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day

Almost 2 billion people be hungry or undernourished.

16,000 children die each day from preventable diseases such as measles and tuberculosis.

57 million primary-aged children remain out of school

603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime.

Almost 800 million people lack access to clean water.

One in seven people still lacks access to electricity

Only 29 percent of the global population has comprehensive social security

More than 4 billion people still do not have access to the Internet

The richest 10 percent earn up to 40 percent of total global income.

Cities occupy just 3 percent of the Earth’s land but account for 60 to 80 percent of energy consumption and 75 percent of carbon emissions.

1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year

Since 1970, the number of natural disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled to around 400 a year.

As much as 40 percent of the ocean is heavily affected by pollution, depleted fisheries, loss of coastal habitats and other human activities.

Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8 percent are extinct and 22 percent are at risk of extinction.

There are also 10 million stateless people around the world who have been denied a nationality and related rights.

Due to these inequities and inequalities existing in so many layers of our communities, societies and economies leading to numerous, varied and complex crises, not each one of us gets equal access to resources and opportunities to live that life; creating injustice which threatens our peace and sustainability across all borders and boundaries.

The first step towards solving a problem is acknowledging the problem. However, many of the potential problem solvers, aren’t even aware of the problem. We need everyone at every level to lead, solve these crises collectively using their own forms of intelligence and transform the world into a place with justice where everyone has equal access to resources and opportunities.

At Aikaarth, we sow the seeds of commitment in young potential problem solvers towards this transformation.