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  1. Virus Risk In Arab Countries Exacerbated By Inadequate Water, Sanitation Systems

    21 Apr 2020- 07:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat BEIRUT, Lebanon The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has warned that inadequate acccess to water for hand-washing and drinking exacerbates risk of coronavirus infection in many Arab cou ...

    Staff - Water D... - 05/04/2020 - 06:56

  2. Climate Change: Egypt To Invest $50 Billion USD In Drinking Water Access Programs

    17 Apr 2019- 08:41 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Middle East Confidential Egyptian government plans to invest about 50 billion dollars over 20 years to secure access to drinking water for its 97 million population. The announcement was made by the Egyptian ...

    Local Press Report - 04/17/2019 - 08:41

  3. Lebanon: Bisri Dam Threatens Historic Monuments

    6 Mar 2019- 10:14 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Urdu Point The construction of the Bisri dam in southern Lebanon may result in destruction of unique temples and ancient Phoenician, Roman, Christian and Ottoman ruins, according to Lebanese activist Hassan H ...

    Local Press Report - 03/06/2019 - 10:14

  4. EU Resources For WASH In Lebanon

    19 Nov 2018- 13:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD) has committed $8 Million USD to a Water Access and Development (WAAD) consortium working in Lebanon to support water and wast ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2018 - 13:42

  5. Lebanon Closes 27 Factories To Protect Litani River From Industrial Waste

    27 Sep 2018- 06:53 by Local Press Report BEIRUT China.org Lebanese caretaker Industry Minister said Wednesday that his ministry has closed 27 factories that do not comply with environmental standards since the start of this year. Hussein Hajj Hassan said ...

    Local Press Report - 09/27/2018 - 06:53

  6. Arab League Advocates Rights-Based Approach to Water and Sanitation

    21 May 2018- 08:33 by Local Press Report BEIRUT The Arab Weekly Ensuring clean water and adequate sanitation for everyone in the Arab world was the focus of a meeting of Arab government officials and water, sanitation and health experts. Participants high ...

    Local Press Report - 05/05/2019 - 08:15

  7. Lebanon Faces Major Water Deficit by 2035

    8 Mar 2018- 07:59 by Local Press Report BEIRUT An-Nahar As Lebanon comes to terms with sporadic power supplies and government corruption, another crisis is looming on the horizon- water shortages by 2035. According to a recent study conducted by Fransaban ...

    Local Press Report - 03/08/2018 - 07:59

  8. Raqqa Water Supply Struck by Syria Coalition

    3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Water supply to Raqqa in northern Syria, which is regarded as the Islamic State / Daesh group's Syrian “capital”, has been cut after suspected coalition raids on the city's main pipeli ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2017 - 09:45

  9. Hope After Decades of Pollution in Lebanon’s Litani River

    30 Sep 2016- 10:13 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Al Arabiya For decades, environmentalists and locals have grown increasingly concerned about levels of pollution in Lebanon’s longest river, the Litani. Over the last several months there have been small dev ...

    Local Press Report - 09/30/2016 - 10:13

  10. International Donors Provide $340 Million to Jordan, Lebanon to Address Syrian Refugee Crisis

    1 Aug 2016- 08:28 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times The Concessional Financing Facility (CFF), an international initiative to address the impacts of the Syrian refugee crisis, has announced the first financing to support refugees and host communiti ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2016 - 08:29

  11. Lebanon Faces Water Shortages for Third Consecutive Year

    12 Jul 2016- 09:37 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star For the third consecutive year Lebanon has had less-than-average rainfall, likely leading to water shortages for many throughout the summer of 2016. Climate Scarcity Social Issues Beirut Lebanon ...

    Local Press Report - 07/12/2016 - 09:37

  12. Water Pipe Cut in North Lebanon Village Due to Political Dispute

    27 Jun 2016- 10:47 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star Unknown assailants Saturday cut a main water pipe in a north Lebanon village, denying a neighboring town from its water supply over a dispute related to last month’s municipal elections Conflict I ...

    Local Press Report - 06/27/2016 - 10:47

  13. South Lebanon Water Authority Employees Charged With Stealing Funds

    16 Jun 2016- 08:25 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star Lebanon's financial prosecutor charged two employees with defrauding the South Lebanon Water Authority, state media reported Tuesday. Corporate Risk Reputational Risk Beirut Lebanon South Leb ...

    Local Press Report - 06/16/2016 - 08:25

  14. Bekaa Water Authority Workers Protest

    18 May 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star The Bekaa Water Authority contract workers Tuesday protested for the second day in a row outside the company's headquarters in east Lebanon to demand their full-time employment. Social Issues ...

    Local Press Report - 05/18/2016 - 08:30

  15. Most Syrians Live Below Poverty Line; 12.1 Million Lack Water, Sanitation

    2 May 2016- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon A majority of Syrians-- 83.4 percent of the population-- now live below the poverty line, and more than half of them are facing extreme poverty, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/02/2016 - 11:05

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