Disasters

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  • 3 Feb 2020- 13:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland An annual assessment of global online media coverage of "underreported" humanitarian crises, many related to water challenges, indicates increasing linkage between such events and man-made climate change. Humanitarian agency
  • 29 Jan 2020- 07:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat MOGADISHU, Somalia The United Nations and the government of Somalia have launched a new humanitarian response plan (HRP) to provide emergency services and support to over 3 million people.  The plan, announced 22 January, aims to deliver safe water to
  • 6 Jan 2020- 10:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from NGO  Christian Aid  identifies and quantifies 15 of the most destructive weather events of 2019. All of the disasters (floods, cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms) caused damage of over US$1 billion, and
  • 16 Oct 2019- 05:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The World Health Organization (WHO) is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost
  • 23 Sep 2019- 06:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has announced an additional $38 Million USD in humanitarian relief for the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid is earmarked for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and for continued support to Burundian
  • 17 Sep 2019- 06:56 by Local Press Report MOROTO Capital FM President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Thursday witnessed the signing of an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace and development among Turkana, Pokot and Karamojong communities. The programme
  • 8 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Iran authorities have ordered the evacuation of more than 70 villages in the country's southwest province of Khuzestan in early April. At least 47 people have been reported killed in the worst rain in Iran in at least 10
  • 7 Apr 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica At the Sanitation and Water for All Sectors Ministers’ Meeting in Costa Rica this week, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, set out an ambitious goal to bring safe access to water to 60 million more people by 2021 and to
  • 2 Mar 2019- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the government of Jordan have signed a $74 Million USD loan to finance the improvement of water supply systems in the Jordan valley, as well as a wastewater treatment network. EIB President
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve
  • 18 Feb 2019- 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium New European Union (EU) funding will unlock more than $3.6 Billion USD of additional support to twelve large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten member states to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy
  • 10 Feb 2019- 11:03 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Inter Press News Service In a new interview Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya, explains the importance of the "blue economy" in Africa and how Japan's technology, research and development capacities can help
  • 6 Dec 2018- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATOWICE, Poland Sudan, Niger and Pakistan are the top 3 countries with the most threatened water supply, based on new analysis by Water Aid of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative measures of access to water, climate patterns and water usage rates.
  • 19 Oct 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain As the board of the United Nations' Green Climate Fund (GCF) meets in Manama this week, uncertainty swirls around the entity's funding and spending, and a contentious oil wastewater cleaning application from the Kingdom of

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