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  1. Droughts, Floods Dominated Disaster Trends in 2015: UN

    12 Feb 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/12/2016 - 10:30

  2. UN Special Rapporteur to Prepare Report on Development Cooperation and Human Rights to Water, Sanitation

    9 Feb 2016- 10:32 by Local Press Report GENEVA Transnational Institute UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is preparing a report on development cooperation and the human rights to water and sanitation. The focus ...

    Local Press Report - 02/09/2016 - 10:32

  3. 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

  4. Over 60 Million People Face Health Risks Due to El Nino: WHO

    25 Jan 2016- 08:28 by Local Press Report GENEVA Voice of America The El Nino weather phenomenon that emerged toward the end of last year is expected to peak this month and then begin to wind down through March and April, but the World Health Organization ...

    Local Press Report - 01/25/2016 - 08:28

  5. UN, World Bank, Partners Form Heads of State Panel on Water

    22 Jan 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAVOS, Switzerland A new Heads of State Panel on Water, which aims to mobilize support for the water-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the top political level, was announced this week during ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/22/2016 - 10:40

  6. Amina Mohammad to Chair Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

    19 Jan 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report GENEVA PR Newswire Today, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced that Amina J. Mohammed, Environment Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will serve as its new Chair, ...

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

  7. Informal Water Vendors Can Provide Safe, Affordable Water Services: Study

    17 Dec 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHOENIX, AZ, United States In areas of the world that lack piped water supply, informal vendors can offer a way provide safe, affordable water, according to a new study from the Arizona State University and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/17/2015 - 10:14

  8. Ahead of COP21 Talks, WHO Highlights Climate Change as a Health Issue

    18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2015 - 10:36

  9. Coca-Cola Bottler Announces New Strategy to Reduce Water Use, Carbon Emissions

    18 Nov 2015- 08:37 by Local Press Report ZUG This Day Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC), a leading bottler of brands of Coca-Cola Company, has stated its commitment to reduce water and direct carbon emissions intensity by 30 percent and 50 percent ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2015 - 08:39

  10. WHO Reports Suspected Cholera Case in Syria

    28 Oct 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization (WHO) this week reported a suspected case of cholera in northern Syria. The victim, a 5-year-old boy in rural Aleppo, died before infection could be confirmed, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/28/2015 - 10:07

  11. Swiss Convoys Bring Water Treatment Chemicals to Eastern Ukraine

    27 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Two Swiss Humanitarian Aid (HA) convoys entered eastern Ukraine this week carrying chemicals and equipment to produce chlorine to treat drinking water in both Ukrainian government-controlled ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/27/2015 - 10:02

  12. WHO Responds to Cholera Outbreaks in Five Middle East and African Countries

    23 Oct 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for $5 million USD to respond to cholera outbreaks in five countries in its Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions, where more than 10 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/23/2015 - 10:05

  13. Trans-Boundary Water Can Be a Tool for Cooperation in the Mideast: Forum

    12 Oct 2015- 09:59 by Local Press Report GENEVA Daily Sabah International water experts raised concern on the alarming levels of water scarcity that could cause possible economic complications and regional conflicts and called for using transboundary ...

    Local Press Report - 10/12/2015 - 09:59

  14. 60 Million People in Sub-Saharan Africa Face Food Insecurity Due to El Niño: IFRC

    6 Oct 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 60 million people throughout sub-Saharan Africa do not have enough food this year, and the situation is likely to get worse due to the effects of El Niño, the International Federation ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2015 - 10:04

  15. Global Burden of Leptospirosis Much Higher Than Estimated: Study

    21 Sep 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW HAVEN, CT, United States The global burden of the tropical disease leptospirosis is far greater than previously estimated, with over 1 million new infections and nearly 59,000 deaths per year, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/21/2015 - 10:02

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