Disasters

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  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The US Embassy has announced additional funding to help Haitian households affected by the three-year-old regional drought. "The US stands steadfast with Haitian families to provide for their emergency food, nutrition, and
  • 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
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross raised almost $500 million USD to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, yet little of that money has actually gone toward on-the-ground programs, according to an
  • 20 Feb 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ATLANTA, GA, United States Despite improvements in Haiti’s public health infrastructure in the five years since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the island nation, the country still faces a major shortage of resources to improve water and
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The water crisis that millions of people worldwide are currently facing is rarely about absolute water scarcity, but rather is an issue of economic scarcity resulting in problems with distribution, according to Jerry Delli
  • 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