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  • 23 Oct 2018- 06:04 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru News Agency President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed one of his administration's goals towards the bicentennial is to significantly reduce —through ongoing projects— the number of people without water access. According to him, the
  • 15 Sep 2017- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Info LIMA Amnesty International A Toxic State, an Amnesty International investigation published today, reveals how the Peruvian government has failed to provide adequate healthcare for Indigenous communities in Cuninico and Espinar, in the country’s Amazonian and
  • 2 Aug 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Providing access to water and sanitation services for thousands of peple nationwide is among the top priorities of Peru’s new administration, according to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Kuczynski, known as "PPK," of the center
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Last month’s oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline is spreading and has reached the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon, according to local indigenous communities. Edwin Montenegro, president of the Regional Organization of
  • 5 Feb 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon are planning to file a complaint against state-owned oil company Petroperu over a crude oil spill late last month. Edwin Montenegro, president of the Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of
  • 16 Oct 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ministers of environment, energy and mines, and the interior this week presented a report to the country’s full Congress on the steps they have taken with regard to the Las Bambas mining project in Cotabambas province, in the Apurimac
  • 12 Oct 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government last week reached an agreement with community leaders in the country’s southern Apurimac region, ending weeks of protests and strikes against a $7.4 billion USD Chinese-owned Las Bambas copper mine there. “We welcome
  • 31 Mar 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Landslides that followed heavy rains in the Peruvian capital last week left at least nine people dead and four missing, and  led to water restrictions in 32 districts in Lima and Callao. The rains-- the heaviest in 80 years-- also caused
  • 20 Feb 2015- 11:04 by Local Press Report LIMA Fresh Plaza There is an initiative to install 1000 mist catchers in the middle of the desert landscape of the hills of southern Lima this year to collect up to 400,000 litres of water per day and supply it to families in extreme poverty. On Sunday, the
  • 10 Dec 2014- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The planet is “moving towards the tipping point,” at which damage due to climate change will be irreversible, according to  Sam Kutesa, president of the 69th UN General Assembly. Kutesa was addressing reporters in Lima earlier this week,
  • 27 Oct 2014- 10:33 by Local Press Report COPENHAGEN Reuters Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst. Delegates
  • 22 Oct 2014- 10:34 by Local Press Report LIMA Glacier Hub In early October, Peruvian artist Maxim Holland attempted to make an offering of water to a remote and legendary tropical glacier in the Peruvian Andes named Pariacaca, which is situated 13,000 feet above the sea. He lugged 150 liters of
  • 7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The government of Peru has declared a health emergency in the basins of four rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. A decree issued last week calls for immediate action to address contamination of water sources used for human consumption by indigenous
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The News The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) says the provision of safe drinking water to citizens is a human right issue that needs attention by all stakeholders in the country.Charles B. Allen said unless clean
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Front Page Africa Delegates from Europe, America and Africa working in the WASH sector are holding a two day strategy WASH intervention meeting in Liberia. The meeting, according to a newsletter is intended to prepare and support organizations in

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