Disasters

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  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN agencies including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week launched a cholera vaccination campaign in areas of Haiti hit
  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Gizmodo Investigating a strange electrical anomaly, geologists have discovered an enormous water reservoir beneath the now-dormant Uturunco volcano in the Bolivian Andes. It’s a remarkable find that speaks to the vast amounts of water stored in Earth’s
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on 10th October a $120 million USD appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Ban’s appeal follows United Nations International
  • 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
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Health and development professionals in Haiti are bracing for the second wave of Hurricane Matthew, as the country’s cholera epidemic threatens to spread with weather-displaced water. The United Nations (UN) has accepted fault for
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations announced on September 29th that it will donate $181 million USD to help Haiti deal with the country’s continuing cholera epidemic, and will provide an equal amount directly to victims and their families.
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water. A number of speakers expressed concern about
  • 11 Aug 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Civil Defense Ministry said on August 10th that measures were being taken to fight ongoing drought affecting 131 municipalities throughout the country. Deputy Civil Defense Minister Oscar Cabrera said areas in the Bolivian
  • 10 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru Peru’s new Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Edmer Trujillo, this week reassured residents in the country’s Puno region that the administration of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will move forward with plans to build a
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Some 132,740 families in 131 municipalities in Bolivia are currently affected by drought, the country's Vice Ministry of Civil Defense reported this week. One hundred six municipalities have already declared a state of emergency due
  • 24 Jun 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ACORA, Peru Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared the Lake Titicaca Water Treatment Plant to be a project of “national interest” in order to ensure that it is completed by the next presidential administration. "In order to ensure project&
  • 17 Jun 2016- 08:51 by Local Press Report DES MOINES, IA NPR The American Red Cross spent a quarter of the money people donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake-- or almost $125 million-- on its own internal expenses, far more than the charity previously had disclosed, according to a report released
  • 8 Jun 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), this week provided $11 million USD to assist the World Food Program’s (WFP) emergency drought operation in Haiti. The funds will be offered as direct

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