Disasters

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  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report BEIJING Reuters China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness, the government said on Monday. The world's most populous country already
  • 6 Dec 2013- 09:33 by Local Press Report TACLOBAN International Federation of Red Cross Four weeks ago, the area of Tolosa outside Tacloban had a plentiful supply of water. Wells and hand pumps were providing thousands of households with what they needed for washing, drinking and cleaning every day.
  • 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
  • 26 Nov 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is looking to investors in the Persian Gulf region for help in overhauling Kenya's infrastructure and food production. Kenyatta was among 35 African heads of state who attended the third Arab
  • 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
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s Department of Water and Forestry has directed uranium mining companies operating in the country, including global firms Rio Tinto Plc and Paladin Energy, to cut back on their water use in the face of the ongoing devastating
  • 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

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