Disasters

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  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 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
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Survivors of super-Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines six days ago, leaving a path of destruction so great the storm is being called the nation’s worst natural disaster, remain in desperate need of clean water, food and
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines At least 2 million people in 41 provinces in the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, which ravaged the island country over the weekend. The typhoon will likely be
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s glaciers, which are melting away due to increasing temperatures, are expected disappear by 2035, according to the country’s federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid. Speaking at the International Conference
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change in East Asia is expected to cause rising sea levels, more severe storms that will increase flooding and more intense droughts, putting some 12 million people from 23 cities at risk and costing as much as $864 billion
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Pakistan needs to move from traditional, structural measures to a more holistic approach to flood control, in order to avoid a repeat of the devastating Indus River floods of 2010, which killed 1,600 people and cost the country some
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A new co-authored Asian Development Bank (ADB) report on the post-2015 development agenda identifies water and sanitation among the key pillars within a future development framework. The report, Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives
  • 23 Sep 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report MANILA Wall Street Journal Heavy rains continued in large parts of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Monday, with landslides in the coastal town of Subic northwest of Manila killing at least six people and burying seven homes while residents were left
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has signed a $250 million USD contract with Chinese firm Sinohydro for civil works on the 1,410-megawatt Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.  The extension became possible only after the World Bank agreed to provide
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is planning to change the water distribution system for four of the country’s provinces due to increased water storage in the Mangla Dam. In late August, the Mangla Dam became the largest
  • 13 Aug 2013- 10:22 by Local Press Report MANILA Taipei Times The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year flattened houses, caused flash floods and triggered landslides in remote towns yesterday, killing at least two people and leaving 44 missing. With gusts of 200kph, authorities said
  • 9 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Nearly 90 percent of Pakistan’s rural population lacks access to safe drinking water, due to decreases in both quantity and quality, according to a new report from the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR). The
  • 7 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Flash floods throughout Pakistan in recent days has killed at least 84 people and affected more than 80,000, according to a senior official at the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The flooding, brought on

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