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  • 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
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The US military has developed a contingency plan to deal with the potential collapse of one of Iraq's largest dams, the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in northern Iraq, US Army Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland said this week. &quot
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti Haiti has recorded three times as many cholera cases in the first quarter of 2015-- 11,414, with 105 deaths-- than it did in the same period in 2014, according to new statistics from the Ministry of Public Health and Population.
  • Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe issued a plea for more relief aid for the storm that caused 54 deaths and 20 injuries in his country, with 20 people still missing.
  • The death toll left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which tore through the Caribbean late last week, has been raised to 65 across the region, with Haiti having the largest number of deaths at 51. However, officials expect this number could continue to rise.
  • 30 May 2012- 09:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran The Iranian government announced this week that its central bank had not accepted the financial terms set by China’s Sinohyrdo Corp. for the contract to build the Bakhtiari Dam in southwestern Iran. Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said
  • 26 Sep 2011- 21:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD Dutch water companies are looking at investing in water infrastructure projects in Iraq. A delegation of seven Dutch companies on a visit to Iraq said it was eying projects that involve construction and maintenance of irrigation channels,
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran, thumbing its nose at U.S.-led economic sanctions, is to build the world’s tallest dam in the western province of Lorestan, with Chinese funding and expertise.  The 315-meter-high dam on the Bakhtiari River in the Zagros Mountains, a
  • 24 Feb 2011- 09:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE The cholera outbreak in Haiti, which first began in October 2010 and has killed some 3,600 people, has not yet peaked, according to a new report released earlier this month by Haitian and United States researchers. This is despite
  • 11 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE One year has passed since the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti, destroying infrastructure and killing more than 200,000 people, and much remains to be done in the rebuild, in particular the construction and