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  • 21 Oct 2016- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States The extent of the cholera problem in Haiti in the aftermath of this month’s Hurricane Matthew may be underreported, according to David Nabarro, special advisor to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, in an appeal
  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korean media, quoting North Korean defector and activist Kim Yong-hwa is reporting that North Korea has arrested about 20 land ministry officials to hold them accountable for extensive damage caused by floods in late August. The
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States United States think-tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a study titled “Improving Relief and Development Responses to Climate Variability: Lessons from the 2015- 2016 El Niño in
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on 10th October a $120 million USD appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Ban’s appeal follows United Nations International
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) are to offer assistance in post
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water. A number of speakers expressed concern about
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by Local Press Report BOULDER CO Science Daily Water pumped from deep underground during oil and gas drilling could help farmers weather water shortages. The trick is making sure the water is safe, legal, and economically feasible to move to fields, say two groups of scientists
  • 26 Sep 2016- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, Korea The United Nations is beginning full-scale aid efforts to North Hamgyong Province in North Korea after historic flooding. The office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the North Korean human rights situation released a statement urging the
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 16 Sep 2016- 11:20 by Local Press Report ALBUQUERQUE, NM Phys.org A new report from the Sandia National Laboratories, "Mapping Water Consumption for Energy Production Around the Pacific Rim," is the first-of-its-kind to maps out every power plant, refinery and mine in 21 Asia-Pacific
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 18 May 2016- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A radical new approach is needed for disaster risk assessment and management that takes into account climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization and future environmental conditions, the World Bank-managed Global
  • 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
  • 5 Apr 2016- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela will reduce power generation if water levels in the Simon Bolivar Dam (also known as the Guri Dam), the country's largest and the source of about half of its hydropower, fall below the minimum level of 240 meters,

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