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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25 Oct 2019- 08:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat Geneva, Switzerland The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has described an urgent need for sanitation provision and shelter for displaced people in Somalia which has been a conflict zone for almost three decades and has recently faced severe
  • 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 Staff- Water Diplomat 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
  • 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.

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