Disasters

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  • 5 Jun 2019- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) issued a  renewed call June 4 for urgent support for people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia. In May 2019 OOSKAnews reported on the release of a "Blue Peace
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 1 Nov 2018- 12:54 by TWD Staff STOCKHOLM, Sweden Following up on the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace (GHLPWP) Report “A Matter of Survival”, The Water Diplomat caught up with François Munger, Director of the Geneva Water Hub, which acts as Secretariat to the Panel.  In this audio
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organization The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 24 to 30 September, 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative total of cases is 6423, including 42
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, last week urged the Nigerian government and the international community to take urgent humanitarian action to protect hundreds of thousands
  • 20 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining company Antofagasta announced this week that it had finally reached an agreement with local community members over a tailings dam at its Los Pelambres copper mine in central Chile. Addressing shareholders in London this week,
  • 13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Disasters such as drought, sea level rise and desertification drove 19.2 million people in 113 countries from their homes in 2015, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center’s 2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Damaged pipelines in eastern Ukraine threaten not only water supply, but also heat and electricity provision at a time when temperatures in the region are dropping, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today (November
  • 3 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland As more and more Iraqis are forced to flee their homes amid ongoing fighting, the internally displaced are at high risk of water-borne diseases, epecially during the summer months, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week.
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canada-based mining firm Barrick Gold announced last week that Chile’s Supreme Court had declined to hear its appeal of a lower court ruling, which had imposed sanctions on the massive Pascua-Lama gold mine on the border with Argentina.
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Third Chamber of Chile’s Supreme Court this week order a halt to the development of Canadian mining giant Goldcorp’s $3.9 billion El Morro open pit gold and copper mine, due to concerns from indigenous groups that it may cause
  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by Local Press Report GENEVA Oxfam America Victims of mining-related human rights violations in El Salvador presented the case of Pacific Rim/Oceana Gold to a special tribunal in Geneva recently. The transnational mining company is suing the Salvadoran government for $301 million
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The government of Chile last week rejected the $8 billion USD HidroAysen project, which would have seen five hydropower dams constructed on the Baker and Pascua rivers in the country’s Patagonia region. On June 10th, a committee
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Bloomberg Chilean President Michelle Bachelet intends to strengthen protection of glaciers in the Andes Mountains where miners including Anglo American Plc and Codelco plan to expand copper operations. “Glaciers represent a freshwater resource of
  • 7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s new Water Resources Center for Agriculture and Mining is planning new studies of water use and potential water sources in the country, in order to balance the needs of both the mining and agricultural sectors. Representatives of

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