Disasters

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  • 28 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The recent death of a two-year-old brings the total number of children who have died of malnutrition in Colombia’s La Guajira province to 25 this year. All 25 children were members of the indigenous Wayuu community. Back in February,
  • 6 Jul 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Residents of the southwestern Colombian town of Tumaco are in a “critical situation” following recent attacks by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to Fabrizio Hochschild, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Colombia
  • 30 Jun 2015- 11:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has expressed regret for causing an oil spill that affected water supply in the town of Tumaco, in southeastern Colombia, last week. "We are not proud of the result of our actions
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A 410,000 gallon oil spill on Colombia’s Pacific Coast earlier this week has left 160,000 people in the region without water, and is threatening water supply to 170,000 more, according to authorities. The spill occurred as a result of a
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Another bomb attack this week on an oil pipeline in Colombia has caused crude oil to spill into a local river, according to state-owned oil company Ecopetrol. A stretch of the Transandino pipeline near the country’s Pacific Coast was
  • 11 Jun 2015- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A bomb attack on an oil pipeline in southwestern Colombia earlier this week caused some 4,000 barrels of crude oil to spill into a local river, Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol revealed on June 10th. The bomb attack on the
  • 9 Jun 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fighters on June 8th forced 19 oil tanker drivers to dump nearly 760,000 liters of crude oil onto the ground, potentially contaminating local water supplies in the Puerto Asis region of
  • 5 Feb 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released a situation report on Colombia that shows around 407,000 people in the country were affected last year by attacks on infrastructure, many of which
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Internet product and service developer Google has launched a new public alert system, Google Crisis Response, in Colombia. The tool will provide real-time online alerts in the country, which is one of those most affected by climate