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  • 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
  • 6 May 2020- 06:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) shows a new record of over 50 million internally displaced people, globally. The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) estimates that 45.7 million people have
  • 3 May 2020- 11:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANA'A, Yemen Since mid-April, more than 100,000 people across conflict-torn Yemen, but particularly Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Sana’a City, have been affected by heavy rain and flash flooding that has contaminated water supplies, damaged roads, bridges
  • 15 Apr 2020- 07:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland East, Horn And Great Lakes Region Of Africa The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed its new measures to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in refugee settlements in the East, Horn and
  • 4 Apr 2020- 10:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat DELFT, Netherlands The Water, Peace and Security Partnership (WPS), a coalition which develops tools and services that help identify water-related security and conflict risks, has described how “a perfect storm of poverty, growing natural resource scarcity
  • 3 Mar 2020- 09:40 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States A new report from the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel (NSMIP) of US Institute the Center for Climate and Security, warns of high-to-catastrophic security threats arising as a consequence of plausible climate
  • 3 Mar 2020- 09:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine The Ukraine Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Organisation and Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have released a set of infographics mapping the dynamics and trends of environmental change since the 2014 onset of
  • 5 Feb 2020- 10:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat New York, United States A January 2020 food security analysis conducted by three United Nations agencies has revealed that, despite “satisfactory” agricultural production, over 3.3 million people in the Central Sahel require immediate food assistance. It
  • 5 Feb 2020- 05:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland In 2018, over 17 million people were displaced from their homes, with over 90 percent fleeing weather and climate-related disasters according to The United Nations Office for Disaster Relief Reduction (UNODRR) which  reported  3
  • 3 Feb 2020- 13:47 by Staff- Water Diplomat 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
  • 14 Jan 2020- 09:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat MUMBAI, India A January 2020 report from think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) assesses the theory that “depleting water resources in the context of climate change, economic development and population growth” may be a reasonable rationale for
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go
  • 10 Nov 2019- 12:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States Marking the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict on November 6, the head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Inger Andersen called for greater action to protect natural

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