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  • 14 Oct 2019- 07:30 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU The Third Pole Sand is a limited resource and the most mined mineral in the world in terms of volume and yet, its presence is taken for granted. As a result of the modernisation and growing urbanisation across South Asia, demand for sand has
  • 9 Oct 2019- 08:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal   OOSKAnews' Special Youth Correspondent in Nepal, 19 year-old Warren Sangay, has contribute this article with accompanying photography on young peoples' climate change protests in Kathmandu. On 20 September, young Nepalese
  • 13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Disasters such as drought, sea level rise and desertification drove 19.2 million people in 113 countries from their homes in 2015, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center’s 2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A year after two major earthquakes devastated the country, thousands of people throughout Nepal still lack adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) access. In a statement issued on April 25th, NGO WaterAid Nepal highlighted the
  • 25 Apr 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A year after two major earthquakes devastated the Himalayan nation, many people in Nepal are threatened with the loss of the mountain springs that have been their main water sources. A study by scientists at the International Center for
  • 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
  • 5 Nov 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Tens of thousands of residents in Nepal’s Nuwakot, Kavre, Ramechhap and Dolakha districts are facing drinking water shortages because the country’s Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Division has not yet repaired water infrastructure
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitian officials issued a red alert last week due to a surge in cholera cases in the country. The Ministry of Health said that as of September 30th, there had been 22,511 new infections recorded in 2015, and 185 deaths. Two
  • 27 Jul 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Only $210 million USD-- about half of the $422 million USD humanitarian appeal launched to help Nepal in the wake of last April’s devastating earthquake-- has been received to date, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of
  • 30 Jun 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Nepal’s monsoon season, which has brought heavy rains and landslides, is also increasing the risk of poor sanitation services and the spread of water-borne disease, particularly given the destruction caused by the earthquakes that
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal An international group of doctors is warning of a potential hepatitis E outbreak in Nepal during the country’s monsoon season, which typically begins in July. The disease is spread through contaminated water. The doctors, who signed and
  • 15 Jun 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal It will cost at least $100 million USD to restore water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to pre-earthquake levels in those districts of Nepal that were hardest hit by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake last April, according to the
  • 14 May 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report SEATTLE PRNewswire Splash, an innovative social enterprise dedicated to fighting waterborne illness for children globally, yesterday launched an ambitious campaign to raise $500,000 to secure safe water for hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal affected
  • 6 May 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A group of 13 UK-based humanitarian aid groups warned this week that there is a high risk that cholera, dysentery and other serious waterborne diseases will break out in Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating 7.8-magnitude quake that

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