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  1. UN, World Bank, Partners Form Heads of State Panel on Water

    22 Jan 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAVOS, Switzerland A new Heads of State Panel on Water, which aims to mobilize support for the water-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the top political level, was announced this week during ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/22/2016 - 10:40

  2. Humanitarian Situation in Haiti Has Deteriorated: UN

    19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Despite significant progress over the past six years, the humanitarian situation in Haiti has been deteriorating in recent months, the United Nations warned this week. “Despite the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/26/2016 - 18:13

  3. Engineer Says Samarco Ignored Warnings About Structural Problems With Tailings Dam

    18 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil An engineer who consulted for Brazilian mining firm Samarco says he warned the company about “severe” structural problems at a tailings dam at its iron or mine in Minas Gerais state more ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/18/2016 - 10:03

  4. Brazilian Police to Charge Companies, Executives Over Tailings Dam Disaster

    14 Jan 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian Federal Police announced on January 13th that they would charge three companies-- mining firms Samarco and Vale SA and engineering firm VogBR-- as well as seven mining executives ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2016 - 10:27

  5. UN Appeals for $7.73 Billion for Syrians, Host Communities in 2016

    13 Jan 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week appealed to member states for $7.73 billion USD in new funding to help 22.5 million Syrians and other people in the region affected by Syria’s ongoing ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/13/2016 - 10:35

  6. Mining Company Says Less Tailings Released in Brazilian Dam Disaster Than Originally Thought

    12 Jan 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia Significantly less tailings were released following the November dam breach at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state than originally estimated, miner BHP Billiton ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/12/2016 - 10:40

  7. On Sixth Anniversary of Quake, Ban Calls on World to “Stand With Haitians”

    12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to ...

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

  8. Tailings Dam at Brazilian Iron Mine Won’t Be Rebuilt: Samarco

    7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The tailings dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state in what has been called the country’s worst ever environmental disaster will not be rebuilt, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/07/2016 - 10:02

  9. Brazilian Judge Blocks BHP Billiton, Vale Assets Over Tailings Dam Disaster

    21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A Brazilian judge has blocked the assets of BHP Billiton and Vale, co-owners of the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, to cover damages caused by the tailings dam burst at the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/21/2015 - 10:08

  10. Bolivia's Former UN Ambassador Calls Paris Climate Deal a "Death Sentence"

    17 Dec 2015- 09:12 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Daily Caller “The Paris Agreement is a death sentence for many people,” former climate negotiator for Bolivia Pablo Solón commented on Monday. “A world with temperature increases more than 3 degrees ...

    Local Press Report - 12/17/2015 - 09:13

  11. COP21: 195 Nations Sign Paris Climate Agreement

    13 Dec 2015- 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Representatives of 195 nations on December 12th signed an historic agreement aimed at halting global warming. The agreement, signed after an all-night session in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/14/2015 - 10:02

  12. UN Seeks $20 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance in 2016

    9 Dec 2015- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations and humanitarian partners around the world will need $20.1 billion USD to meet the needs of over 87.6 million people in 37 countries in 2016, according the UN’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2015 - 11:45

  13. UN Special Rapporteur Calls on Brazil to Ensure Human Right to Safe Water Following Tailings Dam Disaster

    9 Dec 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Léo Heller this week called on the Brazilian government to address the ongoing effects of last month’s tailings ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2015 - 10:04

  14. UN Urges Support to Mitigate Effects of Ethiopian Drought

    9 Dec 2015- 08:59 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA United Nations News Center The United Nations yesterday stepped up its efforts to mitigate the effects of the worst drought to strike Ethiopia in 30 years, with an appeal from the heads of four UN ...

    Local Press Report - 12/09/2015 - 08:59

  15. Over 19 Million Yemenis Lack Water, Sanitation Access: OCHA

    25 Nov 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen Some 21.2 million people in Yemen-- 82 percent of the population-- are in need of some type of assistance to meet their basic needs, with some 19.3 million lacking access to clean water and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/25/2015 - 10:17

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