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  1. Restore Drylands to Combat Drought, Desertification, Land Degradation: FAO

    26 Jul 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The world’s drylands must be restored in order to cope with the effects of drought, desertification and land degradation, according to a study released last week by the United Nations’ Food and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/26/2016 - 10:05

  2. 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 ...

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

  3. South Asia Most at Risk of Natural Disasters, While Sub-Saharan Africa Is Most Vulnerable: Report

    30 Mar 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/30/2016 - 10:47

  4. 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 ...

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

  5. 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

  6. UNHCR, Partners Seek $500 Million for Nigeria, Central African Republic Relief Efforts

    27 Jan 2016- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon The UN refugee agency and its partners this week appealed to donor nations for more than $500 million USD to assist hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflicts in Nigeria and the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 23:48

  7. UNHCR Issues Appeal to Aid 100,000 People Fleeing Boko Haram in Niger

    21 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, this week appealed to donors for additional support to provide assistance to 100,000 people who fled Niger’s Diffa region following attacks by ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/21/2016 - 10:03

  8. World’s Groundwater Depleting at an Alarming Rate: Studies

    18 Jun 2015- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRVINE, CA, United States Global groundwater supplies are being depleted at an alarming rate, with more than half of the world’s largest aquifers past their “sustainability tipping points,” according to two ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/18/2015 - 10:53

  9. Cameroonian President Appeals to International Community to Help Save Lake Chad

    9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon Cameroonian President Paul Biya has called on the international community help prevent Lake Chad from disappearing. Addressing the diplomatic community on January 8th, Biya warned that “Lake ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/09/2015 - 10:44

  10. Niger Gets $190 Million for Dam Project

    24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIAMEY, Niger Niger has secured $190.39 million USD to fund construction of a 130-mwgawatt earth dyke hydropower dam on the Niger River. The country’s Planning Minister, Amadou Boubacar Cisse, said last week ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/24/2014 - 10:41

  11. Lake Chad Basin Countries Draft "Water Charter"

    9 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon The Lake Chad Basin Commission on December 6 presented a draft "Water Charter" to member countries for ratification by their respective parliaments. The draft came out of the 59th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2013 - 10:20

  12. 200 Million People at Risk of Exposure to Toxic Pollution Globally

    6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/06/2013 - 10:08

  13. World Bank, EU Pledge Billions for Economic Growth in Sahel

    5 Nov 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAMAKO, Mali The World Bank and the European Union announced this week that they will provide billions of dollars to the Sahel region of Africa to support to major development priorities like improving ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/05/2013 - 10:14

  14. World Bank Urges Support for Pastoralism, Irrigation in Sahel Region

    29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week urged African countries and communities in the Sahel region, as well as the international community, to support and expand pastoralism and large-scale ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/29/2013 - 10:03

  15. West African Countries to Create Regional Authority for Water, Electricity PPPs

    9 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin Eight West African countries have agreed to create a regional authority to enable and regulate public-private partnerships in the fields of water and solar energy. The move was announced at the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/09/2013 - 09:59

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