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  1. Swiss Government Eyes Cooperation on Infrastructure Projects in Southern Moldova

    29 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is interested in working with Moldova’s Agency for South Regional Development (ADR Sud) to develop water and wastewater infrastructure ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/29/2016 - 10:00

  2. Escalating Violence Threatens Infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine: OCHA

    8 Jun 2016- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine After a period of relative calm early last month, violence is again intensifying in eastern Ukraine, further damaging infrastructure in the region and hampering efforts to repair existing damage, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/08/2016 - 11:42

  3. Switzerland Delivers Water Treatment Chemicals to Eastern Ukraine

    24 May 2016- 11:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The government of Switzerland has sent two convoys of humanitarian aid, including 245 tons of water treatment chemicals, to the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. It said in a statement that the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/25/2016 - 10:01

  4. Vietnamese Premier Orders Investigation Into Cause of Fish Deaths

    5 May 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this week ordered an investigation into the recent mass fish deaths off the country’s coast, which he called “the most serious environmental incident ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2016 - 10:36

  5. Researchers Develop New Method to Estimate Risk of Arsenic and Fluoride Water Contamination

    29 Apr 2016- 09:00 by Local Press Report DUBENDORF Science Daily Over 300 million people worldwide use groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride as a source of drinking water. Now a research team has developed a method whereby the risk of ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 22:49

  6. Civilians in Damascus Suburb Lack Food, Water, Medicine: UN

    28 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The situation in Darayya, a suburb of Damascus that is under siege by Syrian government forces, is extremely dire, with some 4,000 civilians there facing food, water and medicine shortages. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/28/2016 - 10:22

  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. Failure to Prepare for Climate-Induced Natural Disasters Will Have "Inconceivably Bad" Consequences: UNISDR

    25 Apr 2016- 08:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA The Guardian The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian ...

    Local Press Report - 04/25/2016 - 08:17

  9. Civilians at Syria’s Yarmouk Refugee Camp Face Starvation, Dehydration: UNRWA

    18 Apr 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Civilians in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus are at risk of starvation and dehydration, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has warned. UNRWA ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/18/2016 - 10:06

  10. Nearly Half of World Heritage Sites Threatened by Industry: WWF

    7 Apr 2016- 08:17 by Local Press Report GLAND Phys.org Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging, ...

    Local Press Report - 04/07/2016 - 08:17

  11. Water Shortages Increase Gender Inequality in Zimbabwe: Minister

    29 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Worsening water shortages across the country, fueled by dwindling public sector financing, are exacerbating gender inequality, Water, Environment and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri warned ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/29/2016 - 10:45

  12. RepRisk Releases Report on Lower Mekong Basin

    25 Feb 2016- 09:31 by Local Press Report ZURICH Business Wire RepRisk, the leading provider of dynamic business intelligence on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, has released its Special Report on the Lower Mekong Basin, the second in a ...

    Local Press Report - 02/25/2016 - 09:31

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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