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  1. UN Calls on International Community to Build Resilience, Food Security in Central America

    1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior ...

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

  2. EC Provides $15 Million to Help Caribbean Nations Cope With Drought

    31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is providing $15.5 million USD to help Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba cope with ongoing drought. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:15

  3. IDA Provides $50 Million Grant for Clean Water, Sanitation in Haiti

    31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON,DC, United States The World Bank Board of Directors last week announced approval of a $50 million USD International Development Association (IDA) grant to increase access to clean water and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:15

  4. 3.5 Million in Central America Face Hunger Due to El Niño: Oxfam America

    6 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA, United States The El Niño weather phenomenon is affecting at least 7 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, who are facing floods and water and food shortages, relief group Oxfam said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/06/2016 - 10:07

  5. 70,000 People in Eastern Cuba Receive Potable Water Via Tankers

    25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAVANA, Cuba Some 70,000 residents in Cuba’s Santiago de Cuba province, which has been hit hard by severe drought, are now currently receiving potable water via tanker trucks, according to National Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/25/2016 - 10:31

  6. Severe Drought Convinces Dominican Leaders to Listen to Scientists

    13 Jan 2016- 08:40 by Local Press Report SANTO DOMINGO Inter Press Service The recent lengthy drought in the Dominican Republic, which began to ease in late 2015, caused serious losses in agriculture and prompted national water rationing measures and ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2016 - 08:40

  7. Cuba’s INRH Expects to Complete $11 Million Worth of Infrastructure Projects This Year

    18 Dec 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAVANA, Cuba Cuba’s National Hydraulic Resources Institute (INRH) expects to complete $11.4 million USD worth of water infrastructure investments by the end of the year, according to the agency’s director of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/18/2015 - 10:15

  8. Cuba Implements National Ant-Drought Program

    18 Nov 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAVANA, Cuba Cuban water authorities are implementing a national program to combat the effects of ongoing regional drought, which is particularly impacting the island’s eastern provinces of Guantanamo and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2015 - 10:05

  9. Chemical in Sunscreen Responsible for Coral Reef Bleaching

    21 Oct 2015- 08:49 by Local Press Report SANTO DOMINGO PR Newswire A new study published yesterday in a toxicology journal has found that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen, poses an ecological threat to corals and coral ...

    Local Press Report - 10/21/2015 - 08:49

  10. Haiti Issues Red Alert Due to Cholera Surge

    19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitian officials issued a red alert last week due to a surge in cholera cases in the country. The Ministry of Health said that as of September 30th, there had been 22,511 new infections ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/19/2015 - 10:00

  11. One-Quarter of Haitian Children Have Intestinal Parasites

    1 Sep 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti About a quarter of Haitian children aged 6 to 15 suffer from some type of intestinal parasite, according to a survey released this week by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/01/2015 - 10:03

  12. Governments in Central America, Caribbean Issue Drought Alert

    24 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Governments of Central American and the Dominican Republic last week issued an official alert over severe drought in the region. Following a meeting in El Salvador on August 20th, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/24/2015 - 10:06

  13. Dominican Republic Bans Aggregate Extraction, Logging

    18 Aug 2015- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Dominican Environment Minister Bautista Rojas this week announced the suspension of aggregate (sand and gravel) extraction and logging in the country for the duration of the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/19/2015 - 11:45

  14. Dominican Capital Faces Water Shortages Amid Drought

    29 Jul 2015- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic As drought persists in the region, the Dominican Republic’s capital, Santo Domingo, may face water worsening water shortages, according to Alberto Holguin, director of the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/29/2015 - 10:57

  15. Drought Causes Crop Losses in Caribbean and Central America

    15 Jul 2015- 08:44 by Local Press Report SANTO DOMINGO teleSUR Historic drought in the Caribbean is causing huge losses for farmers as the region suffers the driest conditions in more than five years. Climate Food Security Scarcity Santo Domingo Dominican ...

    Local Press Report - 07/15/2015 - 08:44

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