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  • 9 Jan 2021- 10:51 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEL AVIV, Israel   PUBLISHER'S CORRECTION, 13 January: This news article (OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat) has been corrected to reflect a mis-spelling in the original article of "Metulla", and a misrepresentation of the legal status of the
  • 11 Dec 2020- 08:07 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland UNICEF issued its annual funding appeal on 3 December, seeking an unprecedented $6.5 Billion USD to meet needs through 2021. This is an increase of about 35 Percent more than requested for 2020 and reflects the rise in humanitarian
  • 10 Nov 2020- 07:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new, jointly-produced report from a diverse group of organisations working on human rights, peacebuilding and environmental issues has been launched to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of conflict-linked environmental harm.
  • 7 Oct 2020- 07:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat Juba, South Sudan The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to raise $58 Million USD in additional aid to meet the crisis brought on in South Sudan due to crop infestation by locusts, the COVID-19 health crisis, and loss of crops and
  • 8 Oct 2020- 11:27 by Staff- Water Diplomat AS-SALIF, Yemen This news article was updated 19 October The United Nations Security Council has called on Iran-backed Houthis to give experts immediate access to the stricken SFO Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea. The tanker has been stranded and
  • 1 Oct 2020- 09:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat THE HAGUE, Netherlands The latest in a series of guest columns written for OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat by participants in different parts of the international water community.  In this article, Tobias Schmitz discusses human rights, water security and
  • 16 Sep 2020- 07:57 by Staff- Water Diplomat Niamey, Niger Severe flooding in recent weeks has affected more than 750,000 people in Africa’s Sahel region. Nations and communities, already challenged by conflict, population displacement, water insecurity, climate change impacts, conflict and COVID-19
  • 15 Sep 2020- 08:35 by Staff- Water Diplomat SYDNEY, Australia More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace. Predictions include that by 2040, 5.4
  • 13 Aug 2020- 05:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that his government would consider supplying drinking water from the mainland of Ukraine to Russia-occupied Crimea in the event of a "humanitarian disaster". "If necessary to
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:30 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom The murder of 219 environmental activists makes 2019 the deadliest year on record for people defending water and land resources from mining, agriculture and logging businesses. A new report from NGO Global Witness, released 29 July,
  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat ABUJA, Nigeria The United Nation’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has extended its water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) operations in northeast Nigeria in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A new $6.22 Million USD project is
  • 9 Jul 2020- 09:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat Damascus, Syria Degradation of oil facilities in conflict-torn northeast Syria has led to spillage of tens-of-thousands of barrels of oil into canals and creeks, contributing to persistent and extensive contamination of water and groundwater resources. A
  • 9 Jul 2020- 08:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar At least 162 people died 2 July after heavy rains caused a landslide at a jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar, close to the Chinese border. About 30 meters of waste soil collapsed into a lake of mine wastewater, creating a large wave
  • 28 May 2020- 08:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat AHVAZ, Iran Several people are reported to have been injured as Iranian state security forces and local police fired tear gas and rubber bullets 23 May at demonstrators in the city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, who were blocking a highway in protest at
  • 12 May 2020- 14:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has reported  (8 May statement by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley) that excessive seasonal flooding, a crippled economy, impending desert locust swarms, and the spread of COVID

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