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  1. Helmand River Issues Contribute to Iran-Afghanistan Tension

    9 Sep 2016- 12:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KABUL, Afghanistan Increased development and water consumption in upstream Afghanistan has negatively affected water supply to Iran, exacerbating latent tensions between the two countries. A report published la ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/09/2016 - 12:31

  2. India, Afghanistan Inaugurate $290 Million Hydropower Dam

    6 Jun 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on June 4th inaugurated a $290 million hydro-electric dam in Afghanistan’s Herat district, an area bordering Iran. The dam ...

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

  3. Drought, Conflicts Leave More Countries in Need of Food Aid: FAO

    3 Jun 2016- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy El Niño-induced droughts and conflict have raised the number of countries in need of external food assistance to 37 as of June 1st, according to the latest edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Sit ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 23:54

  4. UNEP Report Highlights Dam-Building as Source of Geopolitical Risk in Trans-boundary River Basins

    4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 ye ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 11:31

  5. Drought, Floods, Conflict Leave 34 Countries in Need of Food Assistance: FAO

    10 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Drought, floods and civil conflicts have left 34 countries-- 27 of them in Africa and the rest in Asia-- in need of food assistance, according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agric ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/10/2016 - 10:46

  6. UNICEF Seeks $2.8 Billion to Reach 43 Million Children

    28 Jan 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week issued an appeal for $2.8 billion USD to reach 43 million children around the world. The largest portion of the appeal-- $1.16 billion ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/28/2016 - 10:15

  7. Dutch Program Provides Water Access to 4,500 Families in Afghanistan

    27 Jan 2016- 09:19 by Local Press Report KABUL Kabul Tribune A welfare project “Water regulation” with financial assistance of Holland by Water for Peace program had been inaugurated and put into exploitation in Sayad district, Sar-e-Pul province. Access ...

    Local Press Report - 01/27/2016 - 09:19

  8. Afghanistan, World Bank Sign Two Grant Agreements

    25 Jan 2016- 08:37 by Local Press Report KABUL Afghan News Agency Two grant agreements worth $128 million were signed between the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan and the World Bank, covering two key sectors-- Farm Water Management Project and Hydropowe ...

    Local Press Report - 01/25/2016 - 08:37

  9. Chinese Premier Calls for Economic, Security Cooperation With Afghanistan

    17 Dec 2015- 09:15 by Local Press Report ZHENGZHOU Xinhua Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday met with Afghanistan's CEO Abdullah Abdullah in Zhengzhou, calling for further economic and security cooperation between the two neighbors. China encourag ...

    Local Press Report - 12/17/2015 - 09:15

  10. Afghans Face Risks Seeking Water From Neighboring Iran

    16 Oct 2015- 08:39 by Local Press Report TEHRAN The Guardian Residents of Kohsan district in Afghanistan’s Herat province say that when they try to collect potable water on the barren eastern bank of the Hari Rud river (in Iran), Iranian guards open fire ...

    Local Press Report - 10/16/2015 - 08:41

  11. WRI Launches Global Flood Risk Assessment Tool

    10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water ris ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/10/2015 - 11:03

  12. China to Build Dam in Afghanistan

    11 Feb 2015- 10:34 by Local Press Report KABUL Reuters China has promised to help build a hydroelectric power plant in a violent Afghan border region, as well as road and rail links to Pakistan, in the latest sign it is taking a more active role in Afghan ...

    Local Press Report - 02/11/2015 - 10:34

  13. International Toilet Festival Highlights Sanitation Issues in Asia

    18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The International Toilet Festival, being held in India this week, will bring together representatives from seven Asian nations-- India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam and Afghanistan- ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2014 - 10:20

  14. Iranian Companies Carry Out $4 Billion Worth of Water, Power Projects in Other Countries

    11 Nov 2014- 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian companies have carried out some $4.3 billion USD worth of water and power projects in more than a dozen Asian and African countries, according to Deputy Energy Minister for International A ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/11/2014 - 08:52

  15. World Water Congress: Dr. David Molden Looks Forward to Scotland

    7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/07/2014 - 10:31

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