Disasters

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  • 5 Feb 2020- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States A January 2020 food security analysis conducted by three United Nations agencies has revealed that, despite “satisfactory” agricultural production, over 3.3 million people in the Central Sahel require immediate food assistance. It
  • 5 Feb 2020- 05:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent 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
  • 29 Jan 2020- 07:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat MOGADISHU, Somalia The United Nations and the government of Somalia have launched a new humanitarian response plan (HRP) to provide emergency services and support to over 3 million people.  The plan, announced 22 January, aims to deliver safe water to
  • 14 Jan 2020- 09:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat MUMBAI, India A January 2020 report from think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) assesses the theory that “depleting water resources in the context of climate change, economic development and population growth” may be a reasonable rationale for
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go
  • 10 Nov 2019- 12:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States Marking the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict on November 6, the head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Inger Andersen called for greater action to protect natural
  • 25 Oct 2019- 09:05 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom A new tool, described as a  “Chaos Map” of the world, may help people and governments to understand how escalating “chaos” can occur when pressures caused by limited resources are compounded by climate change or rising
  • 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
  • 21 Oct 2019- 06:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, addressed the Security Council of the United Nations 17 October about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, including severe water
  • 16 Oct 2019- 05:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The World Health Organization (WHO) is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost
  • 23 Sep 2019- 06:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has announced an additional $38 Million USD in humanitarian relief for the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid is earmarked for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and for continued support to Burundian
  • 17 Sep 2019- 10:45 by Staff- Water Diplomat BERLIN, Germany 2019's "World Risk Report" identifies water shortages as posing a growing risk to global stability. Securing access to clean water and protection against flooding and tsunamis is critical to safeguarding society against the
  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) has published a report calling on governments and businesses to take action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions based on new research findings. The report explains
  • 14 Aug 2019- 09:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine Efforts by leadership of the Russia-occupied Crimea region of Ukraine to access waters of the Dnieper River have been met with short shrift by the government of Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Georgy Muradov said

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