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  1. 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

  2. WFP to Assist With Hunger Due to Drought in Central America, Caribbean

    12 Apr 2016- 08:23 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Caribbean 360 The United Nations food relief agency has committed to assisting 1.6 million people grappling with the effects of droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras and El ...

    Local Press Report - 04/12/2016 - 08:23

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Guatemala Warns That Central American Drought Is Spurring Migration

    5 Oct 2015- 09:50 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY teleSUR On Saturday, Guatemala's Foreign Minister warned the United Nations that as many as 120,000 families are still facing food insecurity due to the drought conditions. He further warned that ...

    Local Press Report - 10/05/2015 - 09:50

  7. UN Warns That Palm Oil Production Threatens Guatemalan River

    30 Jul 2015- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Industrial African palm oil production in Guatemala has caused serious contamination of the Pasion River, UN Coordinator in Guatemala Valerie Julliand warned last week. The Pasion ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2015 - 11:49

  8. 90 Percent of Guatemala’s Freshwater Sources Are Contaminated: Study

    1 Jul 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Ninety percent of Guatemala’s freshwater sources are contaminated, according to a new report by Virginia Mosquera, a researcher at Rafael Landivar University’s Institute of Agriculture ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2015 - 10:48

  9. Guatamalan Mega-Dam Linked to Human Rights Abuses, Deaths

    27 Mar 2015- 10:02 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Guardian A planned mega-dam in Guatemala, whose carbon credits will be tradable under the EU’s emissions trading system, has been linked to grave human rights abuses, including the killing of six ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2015 - 10:02

  10. Seven Latin American Countries Pledge to Restore 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

    11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Costa Rica have pledged to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, as part of the Initiative 20x20, launched this week during ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 08:40

  11. Guatemalan Communities Clash Over Water Pipeline Installation, Dam

    20 Nov 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Violence erupted last week between residents of the Guatemalan municipalities of Tajumulco and Ixchiguán, in the country’s San Marcos Department, over a project to reinstall water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/26/2014 - 12:02

  12. Guatemala City Authorities Lack Data on Water Use

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Metropolitan Guatemala City is facing a water crisis due to inequitable and disorganized supply, loss of water sources, a reduction in aquifer recharge, lack of water management ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:15

  13. Guatemalan Mayan Communities Protest Mine in Sipicapa

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIPICAPA, Guatemala A group of Mayan communities in the municipality of Sipacapa, in Guatemala’s San Marcos department, protested in front of the constitutional court last week in opposition to the Los ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  14. Act Alliance Appeals for Funds for Guatemala Drought

    12 Nov 2014- 10:55 by Local Press Report GENEVA Act Alliance Guatemala, one of the worst affected countries by climate change, is now facing a food crisis due to the large impact of drought, which according to a number of experts will further increase in ...

    Local Press Report - 11/12/2014 - 10:55

  15. Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Guatemala

    29 Sep 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Tropical rains lead to floods, landslides and a collapsed bridge as authorities are still uncertain of the total dead. Spokesman for the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (Conred), ...

    Local Press Report - 09/29/2014 - 10:18

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