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  • 3 May 2020- 11:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANA'A, Yemen Since mid-April, more than 100,000 people across conflict-torn Yemen, but particularly Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Sana’a City, have been affected by heavy rain and flash flooding that has contaminated water supplies, damaged roads, bridges
  • 19 Oct 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain As the board of the United Nations' Green Climate Fund (GCF) meets in Manama this week, uncertainty swirls around the entity's funding and spending, and a contentious oil wastewater cleaning application from the Kingdom of
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:04 by Local Press Report SANA'A 7 Days A top Yemeni diplomat has described his country’s daily struggle with food, water and electricity shortages, as a result of fighting that has disrupted oil infrastructure and imports. Vice Consul General Rafat Hassan Mohammed spoke about
  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has started technical studies on a common regional water network, Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Hussein Ben Ali Merza said last week. “The studies will be conducted in the eastern
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The common water network that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are planning to construct will cost some $10.5 billion USD, according to Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Mohsen Ben Ali Merza. “The project will be
  • The UK government will extend $106 million USD to Yemen over the next two years for life-saving assistance to one million people.
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will increase its assistance to Yemen to a total of $118 million USD to deal with the deteriorating water and sanitation situation in the country.
  • 7 May 2012- 11:21 by Local Press Report SANA'A Middle East Online Full Story- Yemen will ask donors for about $10 billion USD in urgent aid at a "Friends of Yemen" meeting to be held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, later this month, the country's planning minister said last week. 
  • 7 May 2012- 11:17 by Local Press Report SANA'A OilPrice.com Full Story- There is an internal struggle waging in Yemen to control its oil resources, the revenues from which can buy patronage for a new regime, but water is the other liquid gold informing the conflict, and as al-Qaeda steps in to
  • 20 Jul 2011- 22:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS The Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, has received $2 million USD from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to manage the Hombre and Gucerique river basins.  The funds will be used for recovery and reforestation work along
  • 6 Jun 2011- 14:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEMEN, SANA’A The prices of water, food and cooking gas skyrocketed in Yemen’s capital city at the end of last week as the ongoing political unrest and violent protests came to a head with President Ali Abdullah Saleh leaving the country on a stretcher.
  • 31 Jan 2011- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEMEN, SANA’A The Yemeni government, with help from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is working to create a national strategy for combating water and sanitation problems. In a strategy development meeting on January 24, Minister for Water

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