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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
  • Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billion USD every year.
  • 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- 12:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues. The United
  • 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
  • 4 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Sub-Saharan Africa could become the world's major producer of bio-energy by mid-century, and some investors are already setting the pace with investments in the region's biomass potential. With lush climates, generous rainy
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia suffers from "critical neglect" of its water and sanitation infrastructure despite government plans to spend more than $143 million USD on the sector through 2011, according to the head of a coalition demanding even
  • 7 Dec 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia The Liberian government's inter-ministerial team, established to investigate water pollution by the country's largest rubber company, said last month that the firm is guilty of polluting water bodies with a chemical called
  • 25 May 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia L ocal residents near Liberia's Firestone Natural Rubber Company claimed that the company is polluting drinking water sources in their communities with processed rubber dumped into a nearby river. The residents complained about
  • 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