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
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 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
  • 30 Mar 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such disasters, according to a report released
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Cities in the Asia-Pacific region may not be equipped to handle the disasters that are projected to occur more often and be more intense in the coming years, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 30 Mar 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHULNA, Bangladesh The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) in Khulna, Bangladesh’s third-largest city, said this week that a dramatic drop in the groundwater table has put the city’s water supply at risk. Khulna currently meets all its water supply
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 19 Feb 2014- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The fourth annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, developed by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, identifies the United States, China, India, Bangladesh, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom as the seven countries with the

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