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  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:50 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU London Evening Standard Human waste left by a record number of mountaineers crowding Mount Everest this climbing season threatens to contaminate drinking water for local communities, campaigners have said. The popularity of the world's highest
  • 20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom South Sudan is the hardest place in the world to find a household toilet, according to a new report by international charity WaterAid. The report, “ It’s No Joke: The State of the World’s Toilets 2015,” was released on November
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitian officials issued a red alert last week due to a surge in cholera cases in the country. The Ministry of Health said that as of September 30th, there had been 22,511 new infections recorded in 2015, and 185 deaths. Two
  • 7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. David Molden, Director General of the
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUCKNOW, India Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav this week blamed neighboring Nepal for the flash floods earlier this month that killed 90 people and caused damage to infrastructure and agricultural land in the Indian state. Nepal, which was
  • 11 Jul 2014- 10:02 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU Khabar Rapid urbanisation and human encroachment– especially in the Kathmandu Valley– have left Nepal's rivers highly polluted. Initiated by Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel more than a year ago, the campaign– which aims to clean a 21km
  • 1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Drought has negatively affected more than 1.3 billion people and caused more than $53 billion USD in damages in the Asia-Pacific region over the past 30 years, Shamika Sirimanne, Director of the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 14 Mar 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Some 1,500 victims of the Haitian cholera epidemic filed a new class action lawsuit against the United Nations in US federal court this week. They are demanding that the UN pay them compensation and take responsibility for
  • 4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The United Nations should provide victims of the massive cholera outbreak in Haiti with  “full compensation,” and those responsible should be punished, according to Gustavo Gallon, the UN Human Rights Council’s independent expert on
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany Climate change is already affecting vulnerable communities, causing loss and damage to their most fundamental needs, livelihoods and food security, according to a report released this week by the United Nations University’s Institute for
  • 31 Oct 2013- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) October 29 announced a new five-year, $1.5 billion USD Country Partnership Strategy for Nepal. “What we now need is to convert this into projects that ensure value for money and deliver development
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal At the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), which concluded on in Kathmandu, on October 24, governments from eight South Asian countries committed themselves to becoming an open defecation free region by 2023. In order
  • 11 Sep 2013- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Eighty-five percent of households in Nepal have access to improved drinking water sources-- which is a higher coverage rate than the country needs to meet the UN’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of 73 percent-- but there are
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU My Republica Nepal has decided to raise with India the issue of massive inundation on its side caused by dams and embankments that the southern neighbor has unilaterally built on the Mahakali River on the border. The government will seek a concrete
  • 31 Jul 2013- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Nepalese political leaders pledged to incorporate drinking water and sanitation issues into their parties’ political agendas for the nation’s upcoming Constituent Assembly elections. They were speaking at an event in Kathmandu organized