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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
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRIPYAT, Ukraine Dredging operations are underway in the E40 waterway in Ukraine, potentially releasing nuclear waste associated with the Chernobyl disaster that could expose millions of people to increased radiation, civil society group Save Polesia has
  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:59 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Mining.com Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection issued a report stating that the subsidiary of Canada’s Fortuna Silver Mines, Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán, has not caused any pollution to rainwater collection ponds in the Magdalena
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Approximately 1 in 3 children globally have lead levels in their blood exceeding the “safe level” of 5 micrograms per decilitre, according to a new report launched 30 July by UNICEF and Pure Earth. Of the approximately 800
  • 6 Jun 2020- 10:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat Rome, Italy The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has agreed on $700 Million USD for projects and programmes to help developing countries keep advancing urgent environmental priorities through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The new and expanded
  • 19 May 2020- 11:31 by Local Press Report Mexico CITY Mining.com The Mining, Metallurgical, Siderurgical and Similar Workers Union of the Mexican Republic, known as Los Mineros, has accused Minera Adularia Exploración, a mining company linked to New York-based The Electrum Group of polluting the
  • 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
  • 5 May 2020- 12:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic could increase developing countries and development partners’ focus on water and WASH and trigger transformational change in some countries, according to a report commissioned by the United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 8 Apr 2020- 07:23 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on quantity and quality of weather observations and forecasts around the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Large parts of the global observation system are fully
  • 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
  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia A new investigative report from Human Rights Law Center has cast new light on multiple human rights violations caused by pollution from Rio Tinto gold mining activities on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The research,
  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat HARBIN, China The 28 March overflow of a Molybdenum mine tailings dam in China's north east Heilongjiang Province has been curtailed, after the second highest level of environmental emergency response in China had been triggered, but contaminated
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:56 by Local Press Report ACCRA Ghana Web The activities of illegal small-scale miners (galamseyers) in the town of Beposo in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region have resulted in the death of 25 pigs belonging to one Joseph Owusu. Through their illegal mining activities, Mr

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