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  1. Jordan’s Water Stress Aggravated by Syrian Refugee Crisis: ICRC

    15 Feb 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan’s water scarcity problems have been exacerbated by the large influx of Syrian refugees, which have increased the kingdom’s population by 25 percent over the past five years, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/15/2016 - 10:44

  2. Minas Gerais Judge Freezes Miners’ Assets to Cover Damages in Tailings Dam Disaster

    12 Feb 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil A judge in Brazil's Minas Gerais state this week ordered $118 million USD worth of mining company Vale SA’s assets and $455,000 USD of BHP Billiton assets frozen, to ensure payment ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/12/2016 - 10:10

  3. Drought Leaves 3.6 Million Haitians Food Insecure: WFP

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Three years of drought, exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon, have left some 3.6 million Haitians facing food insecurity, 1.5 million of them severely food insecure, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  4. Saudi-Led Airstrikes Hit Reservoir, Dam in Yemen

    9 Feb 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA’A, Yemen Airstrikes by Saudi fighter jets destroyed a reservoir in the Al Nahdin district of Sana’a on February 7 th. The reservoir, built at a cost of $4 million USD, had a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 11:01

  5. Brazilian Police Could Charge Samarco Executives With Homicide in Tailings Dam Disaster

    8 Feb 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Brazilian police have sufficient evidence to charge executives of mining company Samarco with homicide for the tailings dam breach at a Minas Gerais iron ore mine last November, which killed 17 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/08/2016 - 10:28

  6. UN Releases Emergency Funds to Aid Vulnerable People in North Korea

    4 Feb 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced this week that he would release $8 million USD from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide assistance to more than 2.2 million ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2016 - 10:48

  7. Minas Gerais Prosecutors File $1.25 Billion Lawsuit Against Samarco

    4 Feb 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil Prosecutors from Brazil’s Minas Gerais state this week filed a $1.25 billion USD lawsuit against mining company Samarco, its controlling shareholders, and its co-owners, BHP Billiton and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2016 - 10:51

  8. Honduran Capital to Implement Water Rationing

    3 Feb 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Honduras’ National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewerage (SANAA) announced this week that it will begin rationing water in the capital, Tegucigalpa, as part of its measures to deal ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2016 - 10:03

  9. UN Seeks $861 Million for Humanitarian Assistance Efforts in Iraq

    2 Feb 2016- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The United Nations on January 31st appealed for $861 million USD in humanitarian assistance for millions of people affected by war and displacement in Iraq. The appeal aims to help bridge the $891 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/02/2016 - 10:24

  10. UN Secretary General Urges Support for Government-Led Humanitarian Efforts in Ethiopia

    2 Feb 2016- 08:57 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA United Nations News Center The international community must stand with the people of Ethiopia in their time of need, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging donors gathered in Addis Ababa to ...

    Local Press Report - 02/02/2016 - 08:57

  11. Yemen’s Houthis Confiscating Aid Bound for Taiz: Human Rights Watch

    1 Feb 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon International watchdog group Human Rights Watch on January 31st accused Iranian-backed Houthi rebels of confiscating humanitarian aid and vital supplies being brought into the Yemeni city of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/01/2016 - 10:12

  12. Simple Interventions Effective at Preventing UN Peacekeepers From Spreading Cholera

    27 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW HAVEN, CT, United States Simple, inexpensive interventions could help the United Nations prevent the spread of cholera by its peacekeepers, as occurred in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake, according ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/27/2016 - 10:01

  13. Mexican President Asked to Serve as Co-chair of UN High Level Panel on Water

    26 Jan 2016- 09:49 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Government of Mexico Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been invited by United Nations  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and by Jim Yong KIm of the World Bank to co-chair the High Level Panel on ...

    Local Press Report - 01/26/2016 - 09:49

  14. Ground Sensors Showed Danger at Samarco Tailings Dam Before Collapse

    26 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Ground sensors at the Fundão tailings dam at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state offered warnings that the structure was in trouble in 2014 and 2015, before it ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/26/2016 - 10:03

  15. UN Calls for Sustained Access to War-Torn Taiz

    25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIZ, Yemen The United Nations last week called on factions in Yemen to allow sustained access to the central city of Taiz, where residents lack medical supplies, food, water, fuel and other basic needs. “I ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/25/2016 - 10:03

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