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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 12 Aug 2019- 01:03 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new special report on climate change and land use August 8, part of a series of such examinations authorized by the United Nations designed to assist governments in
  • 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
  • 13 May 2019- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), in consultation with twenty leading investment vehicles, has launched a comprehensive investor guidance document to help assess how climate change and climate action
  • 7 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic
  • 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
  • 4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner A UN human rights expert has called for urgent action by the Government of Ecuador to protect the rights of indigenous peoples as a surge in demand for extractive resources and new development
  • 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

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