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  • 16 Sep 2020- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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
  • 15 Sep 2020- 08:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Trump administration has confirmed  that it is scaling back regulations introduced under President Obama that were designed to limit the levels of toxic materials in coal plants’ water waste. The United States
  • 31 Aug 2020- 11:34 by Local Press Report BOGOTA World Resources Institute This April, precipitation levels in Colombia were 40% less than expected, well below the historical average. To add complication, meteorological and environmental agencies observed more volatile rainfall regimes in recent
  • 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- 05:04 by Local Press Report ABU DHABI Green Prophet In a desert region full of oil, and unlimited sunshine, Abu Dhabi still plans to go ahead and build a nuclear energy site despite the risks. Greenpeace, which runs an active unit in the Arab world and Middle East, called Greenpeace
  • 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
  • 14 Jul 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned. Hospitalisations due to worsening contamination from sewage,
  • 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
  • 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

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