Disasters

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  • 2 Dec 2019- 08:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan government has sought to reassure neighboring countries that contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant will be dealt with “appropriately”. There has been critisism of Japan, however, for lack of specific
  • 25 Oct 2019- 08:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat Geneva, Switzerland The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has described an urgent need for sanitation provision and shelter for displaced people in Somalia which has been a conflict zone for almost three decades and has recently faced severe
  • 21 Oct 2019- 06:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, addressed the Security Council of the United Nations 17 October about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, including severe water
  • 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
  • 3 Oct 2019- 04:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Government of Zimbabwe has announced the establishment of a special task-force to devise an immediate solution to capital city Harare’s worsening water crisis. The 30 September announcement came a week after Harare City Council shut
  • 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
  • 15 Sep 2019- 07:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan Yoshiaki Harada, Japan’s environment minister, commenting on Tokyo Electric Power's (TEPCO) lack of storage capacity for contaminated Fukushima water, has said "The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it".
  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Info MOSCOW, Russia Cities and settlements near Lake Baikal in Siberia and to the east have been hit by a series of flooding and wildfire disasters that have prevailed for several weeks now. The latest alert is in Baikalsk where heavy rains have created the threat of
  • 16 Jul 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Lima, Peru A strike by farmers in Peru’s Islay Province continued into a second day July 16, as protests continue against Southern Copper’s $1.4 Billion USD Tia Maria mining project. Hundreds of farmers have blocked the Panamerican Highway, and local
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 7 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic
  • 30 Apr 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Turkey Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Iraq this week to meet his Iraqi counterpart, Mohamed Alhakim, with water resources, border security and trade on the agenda. A two-day visit commenced in Baghadad April 28, and is set to
  • 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
  • 6 Apr 2019- 05:18 by Local Press Report JOHOR BAHRU Free Malaysia Today About 17,000 account holders under the Ranhill SAJ water company in Kulai faced water supply disruption which began on Wednesday morning due to ammonia contamination at Sungai Sayong. Johor International Trade, Investment and
  • 18 Mar 2019- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Two separate incidents of pollution affecting water bodies in Malaysia this month have prompted authorities to begin investigations. Malaysia's Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) was notified March 14 of some visible

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