Disasters

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  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:32 by Local Press Report LIMA Helsinki Times In Peru, as many as 200 to 300 floods occur annually. An increased amount of rainfall caused by the El Nino phenomenon, in which sea surface temperatures rise, is cited as a cause of the frequent floods. Preventing natural disasters,
  • 12 Dec 2014- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Prut River, a tributary of the Danube that flows through Ukraine, Moldova and Romania and provides drinking water to people in the region, is at risk of contamination with toxic chemicals, Moldovan environmentalists warned this
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has stashed drinking water supplies, including water kits, hygiene kits, water pumps, generators, and water storage and treatment facilities, in warehouses in the cities of Tacloban
  • 7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TACLOBAN, Philippines One year after Typhoon Haiyan-- considered the most powerful storm to ever make landfall-- slammed into the Philippines, killing some 6,000 people and affecting 14 million more, the country has made considerable progress in
  • 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
  • 14 Oct 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The Global Environment Facility (GEF), through the World Bank, has authorized $39.52 million USD to promote comprehensive management of 16 priority coastal basins in Mexico. The project, entitled "Conservation of coastal basins
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:28 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Bank Minister of Finance of Serbia, Dušan Vujović, and World Bank Country Director for South East Europe, Ellen Goldstein, yesterday signed a loan agreement in the amount of EURO227.5 million loan (US$300 million equivalent) for the
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 29 Sep 2014- 10:17 by Local Press Report BAKU News.Az The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a new strategy of cooperation with Azerbaijan on Monday. Oxu.Az reports citing Vzglyad.az that the document covers the period from 2014 to 2018. "ADB's strategic
  • 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
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 4 Sep 2014- 12:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden At Stockholm’s 24th World World Water Week, OOSKAnews CEO David Duncan spoke with Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Senior Director for the World Bank Group’s Global Water Practice, to discuss the interrelationships between water and other sectors,
  • 4 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden US-based multinational food and beverage corporation PepsiCo announced during World Water Week in Stockholm that it has developed a new data management and modeling tool, Hydro-BID, in partnership with the Inter-American Development
  • 28 Aug 2014- 09:37 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Oman Tribune The Islamic Development Bank has approved $176 million assistance to Oman’s Wadi Daiqah water supply project. This is part of the $987 million approved for new development projects by the bank’s board of executive directors at its 299th
  • 7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by Local Press Report SOFIA Focus Information Agency ”No money of the promised BGN 26 million has come to [coastal] Varna after the flood in the Asparuhovo residential district,” said deputy chairperson of the ABV party and former interior minister, Rumen Petkov, speaking at a

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