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  • 25 Oct 2019- 08:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat Geneva, Switzerland The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has described an urgent need for sanitation provision and shelter for displaced people in Somalia which has been a conflict zone for almost three decades and has recently faced severe
  • 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
  • 7 May 2018- 07:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Norwegian metals firm Norsk Hydro remains under court-imposed production cuts at its troubled aluminum plant in northern Brazil. A federal court has upheld the cuts, which have reduced Hydro’s production by half, on the grounds the plant
  • 14 Mar 2018- 06:18 by Local Press Report OSLO News in English Norway Norwegian industrial firm Norsk Hydro has confirmed a series of unlicensed “release” of what it calls “excess rainwater” from its large aluminum plant in Brazil last month. Others call the release “ulovlige utslipp”(illegal spills
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will sign agreements on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam within the next two weeks, according to Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hossam Moghazi. Moghazi said in a statement issued March 15th that
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The recent drop in the Nile’s water levels is due to seasonal irrigation water releases, and is not a result of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said in a statement on March
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt has finished its review of the draft contract with French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia for studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, and is ready to sign it in the next few days, Minister of Irrigation and
  • 19 Feb 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The initial results of studies assessing the downstream impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam are not binding for Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Water Minister Motuma Mekasa said this week. He told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency on Februay
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUNICH, Germany Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will hold ministerial-level talks on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project and Nile water-sharing on the sidelines of the Africa 2016 investment forum, which is being held in the Egyptian Red Sea
  • 10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on February 10th to look over the technical offers submitted by French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia to carry out studies on the
  • 8 Feb 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptians should be prepared for “water scarcity” as a result of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, according to Mahmoud Raslan, head of Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater. “There is a scarcity of water due to the
  • 5 Feb 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said this week that the Democratic Republic of the Congo will support fellow Nile Basin country Egypt's stance on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. "We have declared our
  • 4 Feb 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, this weekend for the 10th round of talks on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hossam Moghazi said
  • 1 Feb 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan last week received a technical offer from French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia for studies on the impacts of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam project, Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister

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