Sierra Leone has seen one of Africa's worst natural disasters in recent years. As of August 14, 400 people were presumed dead and 600 more were still missing. For a country so historically accustomed to heavy rainfall, the level of destruction prompts questions about what could have triggered the slide and what factors made it worse.  #sierraleone #mudslide #deforestation #climatechange #sameworld 

The 9th of August was  the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, numbering an estimated 370 million in 90 countries and speaking roughly 7,000 languages. To mark it, the Guardian interviewed Kankanaey Igorot woman Victoria Tauli-Corpuz about the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which she calls “historic” and was adopted 10 years ago. #internationaldayoftheworldsindigenouspeoples  #sameworld  #climatechange #biodiversity 

Humans have already used up their allowance for water, soil, clean air and other resources on Earth for the whole of 2017. Earth Overshoot Day is on 2 August this year, according to environmental groups WWF and the Global Footprint Network. The date, earlier this year than in 2016, means humanity will survive on “credit” until 31 December. #sameworld #earthovershootday #naturalresources 

When you leave your whole life behind you to resettle in the United States, hoping for a better life, what's your first night looks like? Andrea Meller and Marisa Pearl filmed the first night of several #refugees coming from around the world. Between hope, fear, disorientation, and excitement, this short documentary is about the first day of these refugees lives. #sameworld #inclusion #migration

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