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  • 7 Apr 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica At the Sanitation and Water for All Sectors Ministers’ Meeting in Costa Rica this week, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, set out an ambitious goal to bring safe access to water to 60 million more people by 2021 and to
  • 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
  • 2 Jul 2018- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazahkstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev last week ratified an agreement between Kazahkstan and China on cooperation in construction of a landslide prevention dam on the cross-border Khorgos River.  An initial construction agreement
  • 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
  • 13 Oct 2016- 09:17 by Local Press Report ASTANA Radio Free Europe Efforts to open up the western half of Central Asia and bring people in to work vast oil and natural gas fields have been limited to a significant extent by the inability to provide adequate water to populations in western Kazakhstan
  • 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
  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMSK, Russia Residents of the Russian city of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, were on alert last week amid reports that waste from a zinc processing plant in Kazakhstan had polluted the Ulba River and was making its way toward the city. Russian and Kazakh
  • 26 May 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report RIDDER EurasiaNet An accident at a metals mining-and-processing complex in a northern Kazakhstan town is sparking alarm about a possible unfolding environmental disaster. Residents in the town of Ridder spoke of their shock when they saw that a nearby,
  • 5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and experts. The possibility of selling water
  • 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
  • 19 Aug 2015- 08:49 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times More than 200 volunteers from the Kazakh Red Crescent were the first to respond to recent floods in Almaty. The disaster, caused by rising temperatures which resulted in some melting of the Kargalinka glacier, sent a torrent of water,
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week urged Central Asian nations to forge a consensus on management of shared water resources. In his opening remarks at a high-level international conference on “Implementation of the
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University. Researchers from the university carried out a three

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