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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
  • 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.
  • 17 Oct 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS Romania-Insider The European Commission will start a legal action against Romania for failure to comply with EU regulations on mining waste management. The case is referring to Romania’s Bosneag tailings pond, a 102-hectare wasteland which used to
  • 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.
  • 5 Oct 2012- 11:07 by Local Press Report ROME Bloomberg Businessweek Global food prices will probably stay high in the next six months after drought in the U.S. and Russia cut grain supplies, said the United Nations. The global market “will switch to a short supply mode” for the first time in two
  • 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