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  • 6 Jan 2020- 10:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from NGO  Christian Aid  identifies and quantifies 15 of the most destructive weather events of 2019. All of the disasters (floods, cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms) caused damage of over US$1 billion, and
  • 21 Feb 2018- 09:57 by Local Press Report LONDON Aid and International Development Forum Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to drop out of school each week in 2018 due to drought and conflict. This is the equivalent of 4.7 million children abandoning their
  • 5 Sep 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report OXFORD Relief Web Where water and sanitation solutions are in place, structures are failing to guarantee sustainability or equitable access. In areas of vulnerability, disasters, climatic shocks and conflicts exacerbate inequalities, accelerating the trend
  • 27 Apr 2017- 06:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Edinburgh, SCOTLAND World Water Council President Benedito Braga believes that water and adaptation challenges will continue to grow in significance at global climate talks. Speaking to OOSKAnews Publisher David Duncan in a video podcast interview this
  • 7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq The United Kingdom has announced an additional $30 million USD to support humanitarian relief in Iraq. The funds will be used to provide sanitation, clean water and shelter for 8 million Iraqis, including 3.2 million internally displaced
  • 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
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom At least two people involved in environmental and land activism are killed every week, according to a new report by international human rights NGO Global Witness. The report, “How Many More,” released last week, found that at
  • 28 Aug 2014- 09:37 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Oman Tribune The Islamic Development Bank has approved $176 million assistance to Oman’s Wadi Daiqah water supply project. This is part of the $987 million approved for new development projects by the bank’s board of executive directors at its 299th
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Tenth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with  Singapore International Water Week. In this edition, Gustavo Saltiel, Program Manager, Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA)
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Uzbekistan last week, the two countries signed $15 billion USD worth of contracts on investment and cooperation, including several million dollars in further Chinese grants and loans
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring