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  • 7 Aug 2019- 13:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods.
  • 23 Jul 2019- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq A new report   from i nternational NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes  last year’s hospitalization of 118,000 and associated violent protests in Basra, Iraq, as  attributable to corruption and  mismanagement of access to safe drinking
  • 17 Jul 2019- 12:25 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live Lindiwe Sisulu, tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up the department of human settlements, water and sanitation, says SA's water sector requires urgent attention and more resources if it is to avoid an imminent collapse
  • 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- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States A new report on climate change from the Australian think-tank, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, has taken a radical, almost apocalyptic view of the impact and effect of climate change, hitting headlines
  • 10 Jun 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report CHANDIGARH Business Standard Hundreds of people are visiting a village in Haryana's Rewari district daily to get 'miracle' water that they believe is a panacea for several diseases, including diabetes. Even though the local administration has
  • 23 May 2019- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan The European Union and the World Bank will join the government of Switzerland and the UK’s Department for International Development to fund approximately $8 Million USD to strengthen energy and water security in Central Asian
  • 23 May 2019- 11:07 by Local Press Report RIFT VALLEY The Star The Kenya Wildlife Service has started a 100-day restoration of Lake Nakuru National Park. The park faces problems including pollution, human-wildlife conflict, farming, dumping of solid waste and untreated sewage. The park is also
  • 23 May 2019- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Libya Water supply to Tripoli, Lbya, was restored May 21 after having been cut-off May 19 after an attack by forces apparently loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), averting a potential humanitarian crisis for 2.5
  • 12 May 2019- 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank has announced commitment to address mother and child malnutrition and to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in four northern provinces of Laos. A $27 Million USD commitment to the Reducing
  • 30 Apr 2019- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $100 Million USD to establish an Emergency Recovery Fund to begin reconstruction efforts in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which struck southern Africa
  • 22 Apr 2019- 06:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria As if frozen, pox-ridden corpses, dormant (and dead) viruses and greenhouse gases weren't enough, glacier melt and permafrost retreat caused by climate change are now revealing elevated levels of radioactive atoms that result from
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Approximately 25 percent of health care facilities globally lack basic water services while 20 percent have either unimproved toilets or no toilets at all. Only about 55 percent of facilities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have
  • 1 Apr 2019- 06:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research indicates that “improved” housing in sub-Sahan Africa has doubled between 2000 and 2015, with 23 percent of households having “improved water and sanitation, sufficient living area and durable construction”, per UN
  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report TORONTO ONT Human Rights Watch World Water Day on March 22, 2019 is a reminder that many of Canada’s First Nations communities do not have safe drinking water, Chiefs of Ontario and Human Rights Watch said today. The groups issued a draft guide on the human

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