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  • 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
  • 4 Jun 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The Turkish government recently stopped the downstream flow of water in the Euphrates River, putting Syrian and Iraqi water supplies at risk, according to Lebanese-based news reports. The Turkish government had been gradually reducing
  • 8 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia In order to manage water services “equitably, efficiently and sustainably,” cities must find solutions at the local level and coordinate actions among themselves, according to the World Water Council. In a statement issued ahead of the
  • 20 Mar 2012- 12:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent France, MARSEILLE The French government will contribute $13.2 million USD to a project to build a desalination plant in Gaza, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced on March 12 at the opening of the sixth World Water Forum. The $395 million USD
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Leaders of the world’s poorest countries will gather in Istanbul in early May to call for additional aid and stronger economic ties with developed states to help ease their nations out of poverty. To meet goals to improve water and
  • 7 Feb 2011- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey Recent scientific studies show Turkey is mismanaging its water resources through damaging management policies, forestation practices and irrigation methods, according to Turan Cetin of the Southeast Anatolia branch of the Doga
  • 12 Jul 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report turkey, LONDON International Water Association The Turkish cities of Istanbul, Kayseri and Trabzon are to participate in a collaborative project with local and international water experts to develop more sustainable integrated model for urban water
  • 25 Mar 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey The Istanbul Ministerial Statement, a non-binding agreement arrived at by 150 countries at the 5th World Water Forum, which concluded on March 22 in the Turkish capital, called for prioritizing water and sanitation in national
  • 25 Mar 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey Water stress, amplified by climate change, is likely to pose a mounting security challenge in the years to come. The struggle for water could threaten fragile states and drive regional rivalry, a United Nations reports has warned. The
  • 25 Mar 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey A coalition of civic society and labor groups from 70 countries across the world called the just-concluded 5th World Water Forum "morally and financially bankrupt and without ideas" and demanded that such forums be
  • 24 Mar 2009- 08:06 by Local Press Report istanBul Periodico (Cuba) The Cuban delegation to the 5th World Water Forum held last week in Istanbul presented a report on the nation's success in achieving its UN Millennium Development Goals. Cuba has a 96percent rate for access to potable water and
  • 23 Mar 2009- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey The Istanbul Ministerial Statement, a non-binding agreement arrived at by 150 countries at the 5th World Water Forum, which concluded on March 22 in the Turkish capital, called for prioritizing water and sanitation in national
  • 23 Mar 2009- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey Water stress, amplified by climate change, is likely to pose a mounting security challenge in the years to come. The struggle for water could threaten fragile states and drive regional rivalry, a United Nations reports has warned. The
  • 23 Mar 2009- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey A coalition of civic society and labor groups from 70 countries across the world called the just-concluded 5th World Water Forum "morally and financially bankrupt and without ideas" and demanded that such forums be
  • 23 Mar 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey The Istanbul Ministerial Statement, a non-binding agreement arrived at by 150 countries at the 5th World Water Forum, which concluded on March 22 in the Turkish capital, called for prioritizing water and sanitation in national

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