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  • 7 May 2019- 07:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from
  • 3 Feb 2019- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States "Climate hazards such as extreme weather, higher temperatures, droughts, floods, wildfires, storms, sea level rise, soil degradation, and acidifying oceans are intensifying, threatening infrastructure, health, and water
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 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 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
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week appealed to member states for $7.73 billion USD in new funding to help 22.5 million Syrians and other people in the region affected by Syria’s ongoing civil war. The appeal includes $4.55 billion
  • 4 Jun 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Hundreds of Syrian refugees are stranded just inside the border in eastern Jordan, with only limited access to food, water and medical treatment, according to rights watchdog Human Rights Watch. The group is calling on Jordan to allow the
  • 19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their privatized water services over the past 15 years, according to a new report from international think tank the Transnational Institute (TNI) of
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The private sector has a role to play in disaster preparedness and relief, but businesses have not been sufficiently integrated into the disaster system, according to a report released last week by the US Chamber of
  • 19 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The deliberate sabotage of the water supply network in the Syrian city of Aleppo by rebel forces is a “clear breach” of international law, according to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. At least 2.5 million of the
  • 15 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Syrian opposition forces have targeted water pumping stations throughout the city of Aleppo in an attempt to stop water supplies from reaching government-controlled areas, the Syrian government said this week. The city is currently divided
  • 13 Mar 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTLAND, OR, United States A new report release this week by international development organization MercyCorps revealed that Jordan, one of the world’s driest countries, is “dumping much of its water into the sand” due to high leakage levels, and that
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERZLIYA, Israel More than 300 Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian political officials met to discuss ways the environment, in particular water, could be a bridge for peace, during last week’s Good Water Neighbors annual conference, organized by Eco
  • 31 May 2013- 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The Global Water Partnership (GWP) this week released the findings of 22 country consultations developed over the last four months that looked at water’s importance to national development. The consultations are
  • Israel’s Ministry of the Environment released a statement on February 12 saying it does not support the controversial Red Sea-Dead Sea conduit in the form that the World Bank has proposed.