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  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Antonio Guterres, former head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), has been confirmed as the next UN Secretary General by the UN Security Council. The UN General Assembly will likely formalize the
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross may not be able to account for how it spent the nearly half a billion dollars in donations it raised for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake,
  • 8 Jun 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross this week responded to a recent report that questioned its use of the $500 million USD in donations it raised to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake. In a
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross raised almost $500 million USD to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, yet little of that money has actually gone toward on-the-ground programs, according to an
  • 29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some 300,000 Haitians in small towns and rural
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti Haiti has recorded three times as many cholera cases in the first quarter of 2015-- 11,414, with 105 deaths-- than it did in the same period in 2014, according to new statistics from the Ministry of Public Health and Population.
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola has called on the international community to step up efforts to end the epidemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The call was made
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 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
  • 11 Sep 2013- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government has an opportunity to “strengthen its commitment to Haiti through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities,” to fight the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic, according to a
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • The Haitian government last week announced its new $2.2 billion USD plan to eliminate cholera from the island of Hispaniola (which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic). It quickly received support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), who called on the international community to provide financing for the plan.
  • The UK government will extend $106 million USD to Yemen over the next two years for life-saving assistance to one million people.

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