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UN praises Nicaragua's urban garden programme

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 29 May 2014

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a report on the Sandinista government’s ‘Healthy Backyard’ programme, an urban version of the Zero Hunger program which has brought food security and better nutrition to hundreds of thousands of poor rural families. Launched in 2009, the 'Backyard' programme provides training and read more

Nicaragua Now, magazine of UK-Nicaragua solidarity, spring 2014

NSC News | Friday, 23 May 2014

Chronic kidney disease epidemic (CKDu) Over 20,000 Central American sugarcane workers have died over the past two decades. How can further deaths be prevented? Improving the well-being of the majority: Nicaragua's example. NSC representative Liz Light talks to Carlos Fonseca, FSLN international department What role for solar power in rural read more

Earthquake Appeal - donate now!

NSC News | Monday, 19 May 2014

On April 10th Nicaragua was shocked by an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale. Another occurred on the 11th and by the 15th four hundred seismic events had been recorded countrywide. Thousands of people including our representative in Nicaragua started to sleep outside or to leave the affected areas. read more

May Day message from Nicaraguan Public Service Union

NSC News | Thursday, 1 May 2014

A right that we fail to defend is a right lost. We send solidarity greetings from our trade union UNE, from our 45,000 members and from myself Domingo Perez in my capacity as General Secretary. On this first of May, our trade union organisations must unite and mobilize read more