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  • 19 Oct 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Human rights NGOs have intensified pressure on the government of Nicaragua to ditch plans for a controversial inter-oceanic canal, while speculation continues that the project’s investors may withdraw because of lack of
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to
  • 16 Aug 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 2 Aug 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC New Security Beat One of the findings of the Worldwatch Institute’s Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA) suggests it’s not accurate to claim that climate change is at the root of growing water scarcity around the
  • 3 Jun 2016- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A new study finds that 17 million women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa must travel long distances to fetch water for their households every day. The study, “An Analysis of Water Collection Labor Among Women and Children
  • 16 May 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The World Bank has suspended plans to finance two major Mongolian hydropower projects on the Selenge River and its tributary, the Orkhon, which feed Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, located in Russia’s Siberia region. 
  • 29 Feb 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), has demanded that Colombia adopt measures to protect members of the Wayuu community, whose children are suffering from
  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Heightened industrial and agricultural development in Ethiopia, alongside the effects of climate change, is threatening the survival of Lake Turkana in Kenya, according to a new report by international watchdog group Human
  • 9 Oct 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International watchdog group Human Rights Watch this week called for an investigation into the deaths of three people during protests against the Las Bambas mining project in Peru’s Apurimac region. The protesters-- 30-year
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States on September 16th announced another $89 million USD in humanitarian aid to help those affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The funds will be used to provide emergency food assistance, safe drinking
  • 11 Sep 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) leads to localized conflict and physical and economic insecurity, which create conditions for broader, long-term insecurity, US legislators heard on September 9th
  • 26 Aug 2015- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden A mid-term review by Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partners found that significant progress has been made on 56 percent of the 383 commitments proposed during the last SWA High-Level Meeting in 2014. The Mid-Term Review of
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch this week criticized the World Bank for not doing enough to protect people who object to projects it funds against intimidation, threats and harassment by their governments.

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