Disasters

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  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) international emergency response system, sent a team to Bangladesh this week to help the
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh this week launched a clean-up of the country’s Sundarbans Delta, in the wake of an extensive oil spill. The spill, which happened early on December 9th, occurred after a tanker believed to be carrying 350,000 liters of oil
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by Local Press Report DHAKA bdnews24.com Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) suggestion comes nearly a week after an oil-tanker sank there spilling 350,000 litres of furnace oil. Officials say the oil has spread over 50 kilometres as environmentalists fear it will wreak
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:31 by Local Press Report DHAKA BBC News The Bangladeshi navy has sent four ships to deal with an oil spill from a crashed tanker that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary. The tanker, believed to be carrying 350,000 litres (75,000 gallons) of oil, and another vessel collided
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Documents submitted by Shell as part of a UK court case show that the oil giant repeatedly minimized the size and impact of two major oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria, in an attempt to minimize compensation payments, according to human
  • 31 Oct 2014- 10:43 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Amazon Watch The U.S. federal judge who ruled in favor of Chevron in the company’s campaign to block collection of its $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador held investments in the oil company at the time of his decision, documents
  • 27 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A lawyer representing five Haitian cholera victims and their families last week asked a US district court judge to lift the United Nations’ legal immunity so that the international body can be held responsible for the cholera
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:33 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Telesur World leaders are gathering in New York City to participate in the U.N. Climate Summit that begins on Tuesday. Around 120 heads of state are expected to attend.On Sunday, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Chilean President
  • 5 Aug 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from a coalition of environmental and human rights groups warned that Nigeria and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell have taken “almost no meaningful action” to clean up pollution caused by oil production in the Niger Delta.
  • 30 Jul 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Access to water and energy is a growing risk for the mining industry, according to global professional services firm Ernst & Young. The company included water and energy for the first time in its top 10 mining risk list for
  • 14 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations has “a moral responsibility” to help Haiti fight the cholera epidemic that has killed nearly 9,000 people and sickened more than 700,000 over the past four years, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said this
  • 8 Jul 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), an organization that aims to improve the performance of humanitarian actions, has published a new  paper presenting lessons learned from flood responses in
  • 11 Jun 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom UK-based oil giant Soco International PLC announced this week that it will end its controversial operations in Africa’s oldest national park, the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to
  • 19 May 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report LONDON WWF The United Nations agency that oversees World Heritage Sites has issued an urgent appeal for the end of oil exploration in Virunga National Park. After a field mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) property, the UN Educational,
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A group of 77 non-governmental organizations, led and coordinated by human and environmental rights coalition the Mining Working Group, sent a letter of protest to the United Nations this week over the apparent failure to

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