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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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week urged African countries and communities in the Sahel region, as well as the international community, to support and expand pastoralism and large-scale irrigation to help the region’s 80 million
  • 25 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian government officials this week expressed support for shale gas exploration in the country, despite protests by residents of Vaslui County, where US oil giant Chevron has received a permit to drill an exploratory borehole.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring
  • 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
  • 19 Jul 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Philippine Senator Loren Legarda urged that rainwater catchment facilities be built at all schools and barangays (wards) in order to reduce flooding and conserve water supplies. "These rainwater catchment systems can help

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