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  1. Ukrainian President Says Restoring Donbass Infrastructure Is One of Top Priorities

    16 May 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Restoration of infrastructure in the strife-torn Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, which encompasses the breakaway Luhansk and Donetsk provinces, is a top priority for the Ukrainian government, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2016 - 11:03

  2. Syrian Government Halts Aid Convoy to Besieged Darayya

    13 May 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Syrian government forces this week have blocked what would have been the first aid convoy in three years from reaching civilians in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Darayya. "Sadly our ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/13/2016 - 10:43

  3. UN Special Rapporteur Calls for Action on Oil Pollution in Peruvian Amazon

    13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The United Nations’ special rapporteur on hazardous substances and waste, Baskut Tuncat, is calling for urgent action to address oil pollution in Peru’s Amazon region. Following his recent visit to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/13/2016 - 10:07

  4. UN Commission Condemns Attacks on Civilians, Infrastructure in Syria

    12 May 2016- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic this week condemned “in the strongest terms” the recent attacks on civilians and civilian ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/12/2016 - 10:41

  5. Zimbabwe Still Needs $290 Million to Address Food Crisis Due to Drought: UN

    10 May 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Some $290 million USD in funding is desperately needed to address the drought-related food crisis affecting some 4.5 million people in Zimbabwe, the United Nations warned this week. "The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 11:17

  6. UN to Provide $48.5 Million to Help Vietnam Cope With Drought, Saline Incursion

    10 May 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The United Nations has offered assistance to Vietnam in dealing with the effects of severe drought and saline intrusion in the southern and central parts of the country. Following his ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 16:33

  7. Italian Defense Minister in Iraq to Discuss Troop Deployment to Mosul Dam

    10 May 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti was in Iraq on April 9th to discuss logistics for deploying 450 Italian troops to the Mosul Dam, to protect workers carrying out repair work on the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 10:02

  8. 55 Million in Middle East, North Africa in Need of Humanitarian Aid: UN Coordinators

    9 May 2016- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Fifty-five million people in the Middle East and North Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance due to widespread violence, conflict and extremism in the region, eight United Nations ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/09/2016 - 11:49

  9. Eliasson Visits Drought-Stricken Vietnamese Province

    6 May 2016- 09:10 by Local Press Report HANOI Tuoi Tre News United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson paid a visit to Ben Tre Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Thursday morning to witness the effects of drought and salinization on local ...

    Local Press Report - 05/06/2016 - 09:10

  10. Civilians in Damascus Suburb Lack Food, Water, Medicine: UN

    28 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The situation in Darayya, a suburb of Damascus that is under siege by Syrian government forces, is extremely dire, with some 4,000 civilians there facing food, water and medicine shortages. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/28/2016 - 10:22

  11. Vietnam Appeals for $48.5 Million to Alleviate Food, Water Shortages

    28 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government, the United Nations and partners this week launched an urgent appeal for $48.5 million USD in international aid to alleviate food and water shortages affecting millions ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/28/2016 - 10:22

  12. International Community Urged to Address Humanitarian Crisis Caused by El Niño

    27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:44

  13. Aid Agencies Begin Distributing Water, Food in Al Rastan

    25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the United Nations have begun supplying food, medical aid and items for clean water provision-- ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/25/2016 - 10:31

  14. UN, World Bank Chiefs Announce New High-Level Panel on Water Members

    22 Apr 2016- 07:55 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY UN News Centre United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced yesterday the appointment of 10 Heads of State and Government, as well as two Special ...

    Local Press Report - 04/22/2016 - 07:55

  15. Drought Decreases Grain Production in North Korea, Threatens Food Security

    22 Apr 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea Severe ongoing drought caused a significant decrease in North Korea's grain production last year, which in turn led to a decrease in food rations in the country, where 70 percent of the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/22/2016 - 11:22

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