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  • 3 Nov 2020- 06:52 by Local Press Report PAVLOPIL UNICEF [Water] deliveries are a familiar ritual for the around 450 residents of Pavlopil. Almost seven years of fighting had already disrupted water supplies in the area. Now, the combination of a dry summer and the COVID-19 pandemic – which requires
  • 13 Aug 2020- 05:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that his government would consider supplying drinking water from the mainland of Ukraine to Russia-occupied Crimea in the event of a "humanitarian disaster". "If necessary to
  • 28 May 2020- 09:10 by Staff- Water Diplomat Kyiv, Ukraine The government of Ukraine will not restore water supply to Crimea until Russian-backed armed forces “de-occupy” the region, according to Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. Further OOSKAnews coverage of water in Ukraine In an
  • 5 May 2020- 09:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat TASHKENT, Uzbekistan More than 90,000 people have been evacuated in eastern Uzbekistan and in the south of neighbouring Kazakhstan after a 1 May breach in the Sardoba Dam on the Syr Darya river basin in Uzbekistan following heavy rainfall and high winds.
  • 15 Apr 2020- 11:12 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Actions by China have been described as compounding a 2019 Mekong River drought that had severe impacts on livelihoods in downstream nations. China is accused in an April 2020 US government-funded study of restricting water
  • 15 Mar 2020- 07:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The government of Vietnam declared a state of emergency last week in five Mekong Delta provinces in response to prolonged drought which has led to a build-up of salinity, threatening yields of rice and fruit in the region.
  • 3 Mar 2020- 09:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine The Ukraine Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Organisation and Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have released a set of infographics mapping the dynamics and trends of environmental change since the 2014 onset of
  • 10 Feb 2020- 07:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine The government of Ukraine indicated 5 February that there will be no resumption of water supply to Russian-occupied Crimea through the North Crimean Canal. During a visit to the Kherson region on 11-12 February, the Verhkovna Rada Committee
  • 3 Feb 2020- 07:49 by Local Press Report TASHKENT KUN Uzbekistan plans to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Kazakhstan on the joint management and use of rivers and other watercourses flowing through the territory of both countries. According to Minister of Water Resources of Uzbekistan,
  • 30 Nov 2019- 09:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIANTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has warned that with the late onset and early departure of the monsoon, countries in the lower Mekong region can anticipate extreme drought through January 2020. The situation is further aggravated by high
  • 13 Aug 2019- 04:57 by Local Press Report KYIV UNIAN Residents of Russia-occupied Donetsk report on social networks about a mass death of fish in the Kalmius River because of possible water contamination. The so-called "Health Ministry" of the "Donetsk People's Republic," in
  • 8 Jul 2019- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine An escalation in fighting in Eastern Ukraine is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure,
  • 11 Jun 2019- 13:23 by Local Press Report VINNYTSIA 112 International Chemicals were spilled into Ros River in Vinnytsia region. As a result, the Bila Tserkva Pump-Filtering Station stopped working. Uman town has water reserves left for three days and Bila Tserkva – for one day. Local residents are
  • 1 May 2019- 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States After five years of conflict over 3.5 million people in eastern Ukraine are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection, the United Nations Security Council was told last week.  UN Assistant Secretary-General for
  • 27 Apr 2019- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VUAN TAU CITY, Viet Nam The Mekong River Commission (MRC) this week announced new measures to address regional flood and drought conditions and set new internal operation and control policies. Of significance is the integration of drought monitoring and

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