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  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:13 by TWD Staff MUMBAI, India Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the
  • 30 Jan 2019- 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAXENBURG, Austria New research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), seeking confirmation of casual links between climate conditions and migration indicates that in specific circumstances, climate conditions can lead to
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD) has committed $8 Million USD to a Water Access and Development (WAAD) consortium working in Lebanon to support water and wastewater services across the country which
  • 14 Mar 2018- 09:17 by Local Press Report AFRIN Al Arabiya Turkish bombing raids killed 10 fighters loyal to the Syrian government on Wednesday at a checkpoint they were manning near the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Also, the water
  • 7 Nov 2017- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US Isolated Action Day for Water World Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and Maintenance Oil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse Again Syria's
  • 12 May 2016- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic this week condemned “in the strongest terms” the recent attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Syria. In a statement issued
  • 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- 11:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Syria suffered a nationwide electricity blackout on March 3rd for "unknown reasons," according to state media. The power cut affected all of the country’s provinces,  local officials confirmed. The electricity ministry expected
  • 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
  • 12 Nov 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALISADES, NY, United States Due to the effects of global warming, many regions worldwide that depend on snowmelt to feed water sources are at risk of future shortages, according to a new study led by researchers from Columbia University’s Earth
  • 16 Sep 2015- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSLO, Norway Land degradation, including desertification, causes trillions of dollars worth of economic losses each year and could create tens of millions of refugees around the world, according to a new report by researchers with the Economics of Land
  • 28 Jul 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq The European Union is providing some $27.6 million USD for humanitarian projects in Iraq, including water and sanitation projects, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said on July 26th. That
  • 21 Jul 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Forty percent of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs in Iraq may be shut down by the end of this month due to lack of funds, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned last week. In its latest Iraq
  • 20 Jul 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Water and power supply have resumed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, after three weeks without water, according to UK-based watchdog group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The water shortages occurred after the Al Qaeda