Disasters

Displaying 1 - 13 of 13
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A year after two major earthquakes devastated the country, thousands of people throughout Nepal still lack adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) access. In a statement issued on April 25th, NGO WaterAid Nepal highlighted the
  • 25 Apr 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A year after two major earthquakes devastated the Himalayan nation, many people in Nepal are threatened with the loss of the mountain springs that have been their main water sources. A study by scientists at the International Center for
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal An international group of doctors is warning of a potential hepatitis E outbreak in Nepal during the country’s monsoon season, which typically begins in July. The disease is spread through contaminated water. The doctors, who signed and
  • 6 May 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A group of 13 UK-based humanitarian aid groups warned this week that there is a high risk that cholera, dysentery and other serious waterborne diseases will break out in Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating 7.8-magnitude quake that
  • 4 May 2015- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Residents of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, are facing severe water shortages after last week’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake destroyed water pipelines in the city. Water tankers are now the main source of supply for many of these people, but
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend has killed over 3,700 people and left survivors in urgent need of water, food items and shelter, according to aid workers. Electricity supply is down, and water supplies are
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on February 17th on the environmental consequences of six proposed hydropower projects in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. The high court had suspended the six projects--
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Climate change in the Himalayan Mountain region of South Asia is causing glaciers to melt at alarming rates, producing glacial lakes that could easily burst through natural earthen dams and cause extensive flooding, according to the
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DEHRADUN, India Torrential rains last week that caused the Ganges River to flood and create landslides in northern India’s Uttarakhand state washed away thousands of homes, with a death toll that could go well beyond the previously reported 1,000 people
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • 28 Jun 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Nearly 60 million people living in the Himalayan region are expected to suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources for crops dry up, a new study warned. But the impact would be much less than
  • 7 Jun 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK-based Humanitarian Futures Program, with the Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Center and China Dialogue, surveyed the potential for waterrelated crises in the Hindu-Rush Himalaya (HRH) region in a new report: "The