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  • 7 Apr 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica At the Sanitation and Water for All Sectors Ministers’ Meeting in Costa Rica this week, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, set out an ambitious goal to bring safe access to water to 60 million more people by 2021 and to
  • 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
  • 21 Sep 2017- 08:06 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi Major General Igor Konashenkov, a Russian Ministry of Defence spokesman, has noted that the strongest ISIS counterattacks and artillery shelling against the Syrian Army bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River
  • 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
  • 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
  • 23 Jun 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The EU Regional Trust Fund has launched $225.5 million USD worth of new projects to support Syrian refugees and their host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. The funds include $186 million USD for education and water and
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 9 May 2016- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Fifty-five million people in the Middle East and North Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance due to widespread violence, conflict and extremism in the region, eight United Nations humanitarian coordinators warned in a statement
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The United States will provide an additional $155 million USD in humanitarian assistance for displaced and conflict-affected Iraqis within Iraq and throughout the region, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on April 8th. The
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan’s water scarcity problems have been exacerbated by the large influx of Syrian refugees, which have increased the kingdom’s population by 25 percent over the past five years, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week appealed to member states for $7.73 billion USD in new funding to help 22.5 million Syrians and other people in the region affected by Syria’s ongoing civil war. The appeal includes $4.55 billion
  • 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
  • 30 Sep 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on September 29th pledged over $1.5 billion USD in aid for refugees from Syria and Iraq and for peace-building in the Middle East and Africa. The aid includes $810 million to assist refugees