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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Water, Climate Decision-Makers Urged to Work Together

    22 Apr 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Better coordination is needed between water and climate change decision makers “to better understand how climate impacts on water supplies and ensure that [nationally determined ...

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

  7. Ethiopia Drills New Wells Amid Severe Drought

    18 Apr 2016- 09:25 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA AFP With Ethiopia in the grip of its worst drought in decades, the government has appealed for aid to help the 10 million people living in Africa's second most-populous nation. In a bid to ...

    Local Press Report - 04/18/2016 - 09:25

  8. Italian Soldiers Arrive at Mosul Dam Ahead of Repair Team

    15 Apr 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq An advance team of Italian soldiers and specialists has arrived at Iraq’s Mosul Dam ahead of engineers from Trevi Group, which won the $301 million USD contract to conduct repairs on the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/15/2016 - 10:55

  9. Haiti Needs $900 Million to Improve Port-au-Prince Water, Sewage Services

    6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haiti will need $900 million USD to build the necessary infrastructure to improve potable water and sewage services in Port-au-Prince, according to Benito Dumay, head of the country’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/06/2016 - 10:23

  10. Despite Increased Aid Access, Conditions in Syria Still “Dire:” UN Official

    1 Apr 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Although there has been progress in getting humanitarian aid to those who need it, conditions in Syria are still “dire,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/01/2016 - 10:06

  11. UN Urged to Intervene to Address Mercury Poisoning Among Indigenous Amazonian Peoples

    1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/01/2016 - 10:07

  12. Water Supply Restored to 400,000 Donetsk Residents: OSCE

    29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Water supply to some 400,000 people in the Donetsk region has been restored, thanks to the efforts of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/29/2016 - 10:19

  13. Separatists to Raise Issue of Donetsk Filtration Plant Shelling at Minsk Talks

    24 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus The first-ever joint meeting of the Contact Group on the eastern Ukraine conflict’s sub-groups on security and political issues took place in Minsk on March 23rd. During the meeting, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/24/2016 - 10:04

  14. Mekong Nations Sign “Sanya Declaration” for Cooperation

    23 Mar 2016- 11:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANYA, China China and fellow Mekong riparians on March 23rd signed the “Sanya Declaration,” which aims to set the tone for future cooperation to enhance economic ties and increase security in the region. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/23/2016 - 11:53

  15. 42 Percent of Haitian Population Lacks Drinking Water Access

    23 Mar 2016- 08:23 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti Libre As part of World Water Day, celebrated this Tuesday, March 22, the UN in Haiti reiterate their support for the country in its efforts to improve access of the population to safe drinking ...

    Local Press Report - 03/23/2016 - 08:23

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