Social Issues

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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business
  • 1 Apr 2019- 11:07 by Local Press Report MANILA Inquirer When bombs began to rain on her Marawi City neighborhood in 2017, Subaida Mangutara was left with no choice but to flee. Her new dwelling was amid heaps of garbage and human waste thrown into Estero Tripa de Gallina. The entire family, however
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 28 Mar 2018- 22:01 by Local Press Report MANILA Climate Liability News The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines is holding the first public hearing of its investigation into whether fossil fuel companies have violated the human rights of its citizens, who have endured devastating climate
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A report published July 14th by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research warns of potentially devastating consequences for the Asia Pacific region of unabated climate
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report MANILA The Manila Times According to ADB and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research report titled “A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific” released on Friday, an unabated climate change would bring devastating
  • 4 May 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has distributed food rations to over 29,000 people in two drought-hit municipalities in the Philippines’ North Cotabato province, the agency said this week. Thousands of farmers in
  • 20 Apr 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Philippine human rights group Karapatan: Alliance for Advancement for People’s Rights, has asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate the government’s actions in violently dispersing farmers who demonstrated in the
  • 12 Apr 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HONG KONG A Philippine rights group this week appealed for international support in denouncing the violent dispersal of a recent protest by farmers demanding drought relief funds. Two protesters were killed and dozens more injured in clashes with police
  • 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
  • 5 Dec 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report MANILA SciDev.Net A campaign that seeks to eliminate the practice of open defecation is producing positive results for poor communities in the Philippines, especially for women and children. The Zero Open Defecation (ZOD) project of the World Bank and the
  • 25 Jul 2014- 10:22 by Local Press Report MANILA Philippine Information Agency The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is bringing together more than 150 representatives of small-scale water service providers (WSPs) to attend a conference on &quot
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,
  • 18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland Global experts participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) talks in Warsaw, Poland, last week called for a change in the way the international community is addressing
  • 8 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report MANILA Inquire Lifestyle There were food wrappers, handbags, umbrellas, plastic bags, toothbrushes and slippers littering the shore when a motley group composed of a thousand volunteers showed up for the annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). The venue