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  • 30 Oct 2019- 10:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States International aid organisation Oxfam has cut trucked water to thousands of Yemenis because of the increase in fuel prices in the conflict-torn country. Piped water systems installed by Oxfam, which supply a quarter of a
  • 6 May 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The
  • 4 Nov 2016- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The COP21 Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on November 4th 2016, days before the COP22 climate conference convenes in Marrakesh, Morocco. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention
  • 13 Sep 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein expressed concern today, 13th September, over ongoing Saudi air strikes, calling for an independent international inquiry into rights violations in the
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past 900 years, according to a new study by
  • 24 Feb 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar Some $2.5 billion USD is needed to support humanitarian relief work in war-torn Yemen, participants heard at a conference this week organized by Qatar Charity along with 13 regional and international organizations. The conference, themed
  • 18 Feb 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations is seeking $1.8 billion USD for its 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, which aims to meet critical needs throughout the war-torn country. The plan includes providing food assistance for nearly 9 million
  • 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
  • 1 Feb 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon International watchdog group Human Rights Watch on January 31st accused Iranian-backed Houthi rebels of confiscating humanitarian aid and vital supplies being brought into the Yemeni city of Taiz. Houthi rebels "should immediately
  • 13 Dec 2015- 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Representatives of 195 nations on December 12th signed an historic agreement aimed at halting global warming. The agreement, signed after an all-night session in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, was reached one day after the COP21 climate
  • 11 Dec 2015- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France COP21 negotiators are taking an extra day to finalize a global agreement on climate change. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is chairing the talks, announced that the deadline for a climate deal would be pushed back to Saturday,
  • 11 Dec 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Anthropogenic climate change is “the largest, most pervasive threat to the natural environment and human societies the world has ever experienced,” according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program. The report, “Climate
  • 10 Dec 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, UNited States The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week issued a joint appeal for $94 million USD in funding over the next year to assist refugees, returnees and migrants fleeing the
  • 25 Nov 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen Some 21.2 million people in Yemen-- 82 percent of the population-- are in need of some type of assistance to meet their basic needs, with some 19.3 million lacking access to clean water and sanitation, according to the United Nations
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a

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