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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. Drought Leaves Nearly One Million Hungry in Guatemala

    29 Jun 2016- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Nearly one million people in Guatemala are facing hunger as a result of prolonged regional drought, UN agencies have warned. The four-year-old drought has affected some 2.8 million ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/29/2016 - 12:00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. El Salvador's Water Warriors Fight for Right to Water

    16 May 2016- 08:52 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR teleSUR The fight to protect the right to water in El Salvador, the most water-stressed country in Central America, has been a long and uphill battle as social movements and progressive politicians run ...

    Local Press Report - 05/16/2016 - 08:52

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. El Salvador Declares National Emergency Due to Water Shortages

    15 Apr 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén on April 14th took the historicall unprecedented step of declaring a national state of emergency due to water shortages. The declaration ...

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

  9. Honduran Capital to Implement Water Rationing

    3 Feb 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Honduras’ National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewerage (SANAA) announced this week that it will begin rationing water in the capital, Tegucigalpa, as part of its measures to deal ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2016 - 10:03

  10. El Niño Puts Unprecedented Strain on Humanitarian Aid System: Oxfam

    8 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OXFORD, United Kingdom This year’s unusually strong El Niño will put unprecedented pressure on the global humanitarian system, relief organization Oxfam warned last week.  The group said in a statement that ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/08/2016 - 09:59

  11. UN Seeks $20 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance in 2016

    9 Dec 2015- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations and humanitarian partners around the world will need $20.1 billion USD to meet the needs of over 87.6 million people in 37 countries in 2016, according the UN’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2015 - 11:45

  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. El Salvador Faces National Emergency Due to Drought: Official

    17 Jul 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador El Salvador faces a potential national emergency due to drought conditions, according to Jorge Melendez, director of the country’s Civil Protection Agency. Melendez said this week ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/17/2015 - 10:17

  14. NGOs Say 1.5 Million Salvadorans Lack Water Access

    29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Some 1.5 million Salvadorans-- approximately 23 percent of the population-- do not have access to water supply, according to Carlos Flores, leader of the El Salvador Water Fund, an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2015 - 10:16

  15. Mining Dispute in El Salvador Leads to Conflict

    16 Apr 2015- 09:11 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR Humanosphere A dispute in El Salvador between a multinational mining company, OceanaGold (aka Pacific Rim) and the government’s desire to ban mining due to documented risks of water contamination in ...

    Local Press Report - 04/16/2015 - 09:11

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