Disasters

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  • 6 Feb 2019- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLAND, Switzerland Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective clarbon sinks on our planet". Urrego
  • 4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner A UN human rights expert has called for urgent action by the Government of Ecuador to protect the rights of indigenous peoples as a surge in demand for extractive resources and new development
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organization The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 24 to 30 September, 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative total of cases is 6423, including 42
  • 23 Jan 2018- 05:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland     OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate
  • 27 Jul 2017- 11:22 by Local Press Report ZURICH Inside World Football Premier League Liverpool have signed Tibet Water Resources as their Official Regional Water Partner in China. The Chinese water firm that mines glacial water from the Tibet mountains and sells via its flagship Tibet 5100 Glacial
  • 5 May 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this week ordered an investigation into the recent mass fish deaths off the country’s coast, which he called “the most serious environmental incident Vietnam has faced.” Additionally, Phuc wanted
  • 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
  • 7 Apr 2016- 08:17 by Local Press Report GLAND Phys.org Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging, conservation group WWF warned Wednesday. Access
  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 3 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland As more and more Iraqis are forced to flee their homes amid ongoing fighting, the internally displaced are at high risk of water-borne diseases, epecially during the summer months, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week.
  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) announced on March 13th that it will help pioneer a new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard in 45 cities that are recognized for their commitment to
  • 4 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden US-based multinational food and beverage corporation PepsiCo announced during World Water Week in Stockholm that it has developed a new data management and modeling tool, Hydro-BID, in partnership with the Inter-American Development
  • 19 Aug 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s Superintendency of Sanitation Services (SISS) last week signed an agreement with the Fundacion Chile-- a non-profit corporation created by the Chilean government and ITT Corporation-- to participate in the SuizAgua program, which
  • 11 Jul 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan On July 8th, the government of Kyrgyzstan announced a $23 million USD project to upgrade the fresh and wastewater infrastructure in the capital city, Bishkek. The project is being carried out in cooperation with the Swiss Agency for
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to improved sanitation facilities is the most off track of all of the targets, according to Jose Gesti, a water, sanitation and

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