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  1. Civilians in Besieged Fallujah at Extreme Risk: UN

    27 May 2016- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Civilians in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which has been under the control of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group for over two years, are at extreme risk, United Nations humanitarian ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/27/2016 - 11:43

  2. Red Cross Delivers Aid to Yemen

    26 May 2016- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen International humanitarian relief organization the Red Cross is now delivering essential aid, including water, food, health kits and shelter, to conflict-affected people in Yemen. “The Yemen ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2016 - 10:48

  3. Study Looks at “Hidden Sicknesses” That Impede Haiti’s Cholera Elimination Efforts

    25 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANN ARBOR, MI, United States Although the prevalence of cholera in Haiti has been falling since the epidemic began five years ago, a host of “hidden sicknesses” are impeding efforts to eliminate the disease ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/25/2016 - 11:32

  4. Turkey, Turkish Cypriots Sign Management Protocol for Water Supply Project

    20 May 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus The Turkish government and Turkish Cypriot authorities this week finally signed the protocol for management of water transferred from Turkey to Northern Cyprus via an undersea pipeline. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2016 - 11:37

  5. UN Envoy Backs Water Warriors' Demands in El Salvador

    20 May 2016- 09:00 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR teleSUR Water rights defenders in El Salvador have garnered international support for their years-long fight for a proposed General Water Law as a United Nations envoy urged the country to adopt the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 09:00

  6. UN Takes Steps to Salvage Lake Chad Basin

    20 May 2016- 08:42 by Local Press Report LAGOS The Guardian Concerned about the social and environmental crises ravaging Lake Chad Basin in the West African sub-region, the United Nations (UN) has started taking inventory of the humanitarian crisis facing ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 08:42

  7. Humanitarian Aid Appeal for Yemen Only 16 Percent Funded: UN

    18 May 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations’ $1.8 billion USD humanitarian aid appeal for Yemen is only 16 percent funded, the UN director of humanitarian operation in Yemen said this week. John Ging told a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/18/2016 - 10:30

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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