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  • 8 Jul 2019- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine An escalation in fighting in Eastern Ukraine is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure,
  • 26 Jun 2019- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Ahead of the first debate among the Democratic party hopeful candidates for US President, medical and public health groups have called for firm commitments to an agenda to combat climate change. A June 24  letter addressed
  • 26 Jun 2019- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights has launched a new report that assesses the impact of climate change on those living in poverty. The June 25 report points out that climate change will affect people
  • 23 Jun 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 Dipolmacy Talks" audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was
  • 19 Jun 2019- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHPLP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OAKLAND CA, United States A new  report from US think-tank  the Oakland Institute, “How They Tricked Us: Living With The Gibe III Dam and Sugarcane Plantations in Southwest Ethiopia" calls for urgent action to correct the negative impacts on the
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLUMBUS OH, United States Researchers have created first ever high-resolution maps of groundwater/ocean interface. The data will give coastal communities and conservationists key information on how to protect both drinking water and the sea. New
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States A new report on climate change from the Australian think-tank, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, has taken a radical, almost apocalyptic view of the impact and effect of climate change, hitting headlines
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products. PFAS chemicals' lasting effects have received
  • 5 Jun 2019- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) issued a  renewed call June 4 for urgent support for people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia. In May 2019 OOSKAnews reported on the release of a "Blue Peace
  • 3 Jun 2019- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fiscal sector, to develop financial
  • 29 May 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YORK, United Kingdom Researchers have found antibiotic pollution exceeding globally established “safe” levels in the world's rivers by as much as 300 times in some instances. Scientists looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics that are considered to
  • 23 May 2019- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan The European Union and the World Bank will join the government of Switzerland and the UK’s Department for International Development to fund approximately $8 Million USD to strengthen energy and water security in Central Asian
  • 23 May 2019- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Libya Water supply to Tripoli, Lbya, was restored May 21 after having been cut-off May 19 after an attack by forces apparently loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), averting a potential humanitarian crisis for 2.5

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