Disasters

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  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Chevron Corporation An attorney for Chevron Corp on Tuesday accused U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger of orchestrating an international criminal conspiracy by using bribery and fraud in Ecuador to secure a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against
  • 26 Nov 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Philippine government announced late last week that it plans to speed up efforts to fortify the Angat Dam in Bulacan to make sure it holds in the event of a future natural disaster like a typhoon or an earthquake. The dam
  • 25 Nov 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report KHARTOUM Radio Dabanga The South Darfur camps for the displaced are allegedly suffering from a severe lack of drinking water. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the spokesperson for the Association of Displaced People and Refugees of Darfur, Hussein Abu Sharati,
  • 25 Nov 2013- 10:13 by Local Press Report GABORONE Survival International Large parts of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) – home to Africa’s last hunting Bushmen – have been opened up to international companies for the controversial practice of ‘fracking’, according to an
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters. Representatives of
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:16 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE InterAksyon Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs donated 600 boxes of potable water and 90 boxes of various medical supplies through the Philippine Embassy on November 19. The donation was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Law, K.
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:16 by Local Press Report GAZA The New York Times Raw sewage has flooded streets in a southern Gaza City neighborhood in recent days, threatening a health disaster, after a shortage of electricity and cheap diesel fuel from Egypt led the Hamas government to shut down Gaza’s lone
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:16 by Local Press Report TACLOBAN DVIDS Fresh water is one of the most important resources people need to survive. It is something people use every day for cooking, staying hydrated and fulfilling basic sanitation needs; Operation Damayan is enabling hundreds of thousands of people
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The water crisis that millions of people worldwide are currently facing is rarely about absolute water scarcity, but rather is an issue of economic scarcity resulting in problems with distribution, according to Jerry Delli
  • 20 Nov 2013- 09:45 by Local Press Report CAGAYAN DE ORO Sun Star Experts from the Czech Republic are helping the Cagayan de Oro City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) beef up the city’s flood warning system through creation of a web-based tool that will send an automatic
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Oxfam International International aid and relief organization Oxfam America praised the ten members of Congress who urged the National Assembly of El Salvador to take immediate action to protect the environment and local communities from large
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TACLOBAN, Philippines Water supply was restored at the beginning of this week in Tacloban, the Philippine city worst hit by super-typhoon Haiyan. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Eduardo del Rosario
  • 18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland Global experts participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) talks in Warsaw, Poland, last week called for a change in the way the international community is addressing
  • 15 Nov 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report MANILA The Independent Up to four million children in the eastern Philippines are in desperate need of food, water and medicine in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Their lives are at risk unless the tardy pace of delivering emergency supplies is rapidly
  • 15 Nov 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Council (Cabinet) this week approved a $2 billion USD six-year flood control plan. The new plan is expected to replace the current one, worth $2.7 billion USD, which is set to expire in January 2014. The

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