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  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Falling water levels in Lake Turkana due to development of dams in Ethiopia are threatening food supplies in a part of Kenya where drought is already causing hunger, the non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch warned on Tuesday.
  • 2 Feb 2017- 12:35 by Local Press Report YEI Radio Tamazuj Many women in Yei town in South Sudan’s Yei River State are living in fear of being raped or killed while fetching water from water sources that are far away from their area. Access Climate Sanitation, Hygiene & Disease Scarcity Social
  • 30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN SABC News Water scarcity has dominated discussions at the 6th World Sustainability Forum being held in Cape Town. With millions of people across the world living with acute water shortages, experts say a sustainable water supply is critical in
  • 16 Jan 2017- 04:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Lahore Nestlé Pakistan has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) that will see it give financial backing to mango growers who employ drip irrigation systems, while also partnering with a leading research institute to help improve farming practices
  • 16 Jan 2017- 04:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON In January 2015, Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay £55m in compensation to thousands of residents of Bodo, a fishing community in the Niger Delta. Their livelihoods had been devastated by two oil spills in 2008-09 that had been caused by corroded
  • 16 Jan 2017- 04:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Marrakesh, Morocco In November, OOSKAnews attended and reported on the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22), convened by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco in the city of Marrakesh.
  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru The Peruvian government will make a decision on the viability of an initiative to build 10 wastewater treatment plants around Lake Titicaca by December 29th, according to the Ministry of House, Construction and Sanitation. “In the three
  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged members of the Minsk-based Trilateral Contact Group on Eastern Ukraine to take urgent action to provide water supply in the Luhansk region. To avoid cut-offs affecting 600
  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MWANZA, Tanzania Health authorities in Tanzania are warning of potential cholera outbreaks in Mwanza, following reports that the disease has been spreading in the neighboring Morogoro, Mara and Kigoma regions. Mwanza regional health officer Sophia
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco Ambassador Aziz Mekouar yesterday (November 17th) issued COP22’s “Marrakech Action Proclamation For Our Climate And Sustainable Development” on behalf of 196 countries participating in the annual UNFCCC climate conference. Mekouar is
  • 16 Nov 2016- 04:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The impact of extreme natural disasters is equivalent to a global $520 billion USD loss in annual consumption, and forces some 26 million people into poverty each year, a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters An indigenous man was killed and two were wounded last week in the latest clash between sedentary communities and the isolated Mashco Piro tribe as they emerge more frequently from their jungle enclaves, the government has reported. Illegal
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Wastewater discharges from the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company now meet environmental standards, the Vietnamese environment ministry said last week. The ministry built two automatic monitoring stations near facility, which have
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government for moderate water supply, according to LPR Emergency Ministry head Sergey Ivanushkin. “From now on we will receive water from the