Disasters

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  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Info DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh can reduce poverty and accelerate growth faster by taking urgent actions to improve the quality of water and sanitation, says a new World Bank report. Despite progress in improving access to water and sanitation, 41 percent of all
  • 23 Feb 2018- 14:26 by Local Press Report DHAKA Times of India Teesta waters issue, Rohingya refugees and Assam’s citizen census remain the top three problems between India and Bangladesh despite bilateral ties having improved enormously in recent years. As she prepares for elections, Bangladesh PM
  • 18 Aug 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) yesterday launched an emergency appeal to help thousands of people hit by extreme monsoon floods in Bangladesh. Around 3.7 million people have been affected by
  • 7 Jan 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The Bangladeshi government announced this week that it would reopen the Shela River route through the Sundarbans delta to traffic, less than a month after a major oil spill in the area and despite calls to close off the route altogether
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) international emergency response system, sent a team to Bangladesh this week to help the
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh this week launched a clean-up of the country’s Sundarbans Delta, in the wake of an extensive oil spill. The spill, which happened early on December 9th, occurred after a tanker believed to be carrying 350,000 liters of oil
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by Local Press Report DHAKA bdnews24.com Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) suggestion comes nearly a week after an oil-tanker sank there spilling 350,000 litres of furnace oil. Officials say the oil has spread over 50 kilometres as environmentalists fear it will wreak
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:31 by Local Press Report DHAKA BBC News The Bangladeshi navy has sent four ships to deal with an oil spill from a crashed tanker that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary. The tanker, believed to be carrying 350,000 litres (75,000 gallons) of oil, and another vessel collided
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s ground and surface water supplies are inadequate for food production, particularly during the country’s dry season, according to the recently launched United Nations Water Country Briefs. The brief on Bangladesh found that
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The World Bank this week called on the Bangladeshi Department of Public Health Engineering to expedite the $92.6 million USD Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which is currently behind schedule. The government and
  • 10 Apr 2012- 15:25 by Local Press Report dhaka Truthout Full Story- Land graps, forced evictions, violence, and environmental destruction are all disturbingly prevalent in coal industry projects. Taking coordinated action to avert yet another massive violation of human rights, seven United Nations
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 12 Jul 2011- 11:04 by Local Press Report dhaka Kuensel Online (Bhutan) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal have identified a number of issues related to water in the region during a two-day expert group regional consultative meeting in DHAKA ahead of the Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas 2011
  • 14 Jun 2011- 17:23 by Local Press Report dhaka Daily Star (Bangladesh) An alliance of international organizations has launched a six-year, $8 million USD research program aimed at maximizing use of water and land in Bangladesh’s coastal region by developing salt-tolerant crop varieties, introducing

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