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  • 22 Nov 2020- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLASGOW, United Kingdom The World's 450 multilateral development banks have jointly pledged to “support the transformation of the global economy and societies towards sustainable and resilient development”. At a first "Finance in Common"
  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:33 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan This news article was updated 25 October Environmental group Greenpeace has claimed that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant-- scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster-- contains "dangerous" levels
  • 7 Oct 2020- 07:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat Juba, South Sudan The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to raise $58 Million USD in additional aid to meet the crisis brought on in South Sudan due to crop infestation by locusts, the COVID-19 health crisis, and loss of crops and
  • 8 Oct 2020- 11:27 by Staff- Water Diplomat AS-SALIF, Yemen This news article was updated 19 October The United Nations Security Council has called on Iran-backed Houthis to give experts immediate access to the stricken SFO Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea. The tanker has been stranded and
  • 1 Oct 2020- 09:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat THE HAGUE, Netherlands The latest in a series of guest columns written for OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat by participants in different parts of the international water community.  In this article, Tobias Schmitz discusses human rights, water security and
  • 16 Sep 2020- 07:57 by Staff- Water Diplomat Niamey, Niger Severe flooding in recent weeks has affected more than 750,000 people in Africa’s Sahel region. Nations and communities, already challenged by conflict, population displacement, water insecurity, climate change impacts, conflict and COVID-19
  • 15 Sep 2020- 08:35 by Staff- Water Diplomat SYDNEY, Australia More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace. Predictions include that by 2040, 5.4
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat PRIPYAT, Ukraine Dredging operations are underway in the E40 waterway in Ukraine, potentially releasing nuclear waste associated with the Chernobyl disaster that could expose millions of people to increased radiation, civil society group Save Polesia has
  • 31 Aug 2020- 11:34 by Local Press Report BOGOTA World Resources Institute This April, precipitation levels in Colombia were 40% less than expected, well below the historical average. To add complication, meteorological and environmental agencies observed more volatile rainfall regimes in recent
  • 9 Jul 2020- 09:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat Damascus, Syria Degradation of oil facilities in conflict-torn northeast Syria has led to spillage of tens-of-thousands of barrels of oil into canals and creeks, contributing to persistent and extensive contamination of water and groundwater resources. A
  • 18 May 2020- 08:39 by Local Press Report FOZ DO IGUACU Merco Press The world's largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipu Plant announced that starting next Monday, May 18, it will open its spillway to help Paraguay and Argentina, which are suffering from a drought and hence having problems
  • 4 Apr 2020- 10:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat DELFT, Netherlands The Water, Peace and Security Partnership (WPS), a coalition which develops tools and services that help identify water-related security and conflict risks, has described how “a perfect storm of poverty, growing natural resource scarcity
  • 3 Mar 2020- 09:40 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States A new report from the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel (NSMIP) of US Institute the Center for Climate and Security, warns of high-to-catastrophic security threats arising as a consequence of plausible climate
  • 5 Feb 2020- 10:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat 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
  • 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

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