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  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD) has committed $8 Million USD to a Water Access and Development (WAAD) consortium working in Lebanon to support water and wastewater services across the country which
  • 21 May 2018- 08:33 by Local Press Report BEIRUT The Arab Weekly Ensuring clean water and adequate sanitation for everyone in the Arab world was the focus of a meeting of Arab government officials and water, sanitation and health experts. Participants highlighted the importance of pursuing the Arab
  • 8 Mar 2018- 07:59 by Local Press Report BEIRUT An-Nahar As Lebanon comes to terms with sporadic power supplies and government corruption, another crisis is looming on the horizon- water shortages by 2035. According to a recent study conducted by Fransabank, Lebanon is facing a water deficit of up
  • 3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Water supply to Raqqa in northern Syria, which is regarded as the Islamic State / Daesh group's Syrian “capital”, has been cut after suspected coalition raids on the city's main pipeline. "After coalition air strikes, the
  • 1 Aug 2016- 08:28 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times The Concessional Financing Facility (CFF), an international initiative to address the impacts of the Syrian refugee crisis, has announced the first financing to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon. Conflict
  • 27 Jun 2016- 10:47 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star Unknown assailants Saturday cut a main water pipe in a north Lebanon village, denying a neighboring town from its water supply over a dispute related to last month’s municipal elections Conflict Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology
  • 2 May 2016- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon A majority of Syrians-- 83.4 percent of the population-- now live below the poverty line, and more than half of them are facing extreme poverty, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) said in a new report that
  • 1 Feb 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon International watchdog group Human Rights Watch on January 31st accused Iranian-backed Houthi rebels of confiscating humanitarian aid and vital supplies being brought into the Yemeni city of Taiz. Houthi rebels "should immediately
  • 2 Nov 2015- 09:16 by Local Press Report BEIRUT AFP Lebanon's political stalemate has not only left uncollected garbage piling up in the streets, but now risks losing millions in international loans for key development projects because of a paralysed parliament. The World Bank warns that
  • 25 Aug 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon An emergency meeting of the Lebanese cabinet on August 25th failed to come up with a solution to Beirut’s festering garbage crisis. Six cabinet members representing Hezbollah and its allies walked out of the talks after just four hours,
  • 12 May 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The blockade of Yemen by a Saudi-led Arab coalition has prevented fuel from reaching the country’s civilian population, which in turn has jeopardized water supply and healthcare provision, according to international rights watchdog Human
  • 6 Jan 2015- 10:02 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Associated Press Lebanon began limiting the flow of Syrians entering the country on Monday, placing unprecedented restrictions on their entry, as it struggles to cope with a flood of asylum seekers fleeing the civil war next door. The response was yet
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star There is no pollution in the public water supply to Beirut and Mount Lebanon. But if health ministry tests do show pollution, it would be the fault of citizens tampering with supply networks, the public water company said Monday. &quot
  • 10 Nov 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanon is facing an environmental emergency that is made worse by the presence of more than a million Syrian refugees within its borders, according to Lebanese Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk. “We are living in a state of
  • 17 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The United Nations this week called on the international community to increase assistance to Lebanon, which has taken in some 1.4 million refugees fleeing the civil war in neighboring Syria. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António