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  1. Strong, Coordinated Response Required To Address Displacement Caused By Somalia Flooding

    12 May 2020- 14:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has reported  (8 May statement by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley) that excessive seasonal flooding, a crippled economy, impending d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/12/2020 - 14:13

  2. How Climate Change Is Shaping The Future Of Human Conflict

    11 May 2020- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States The President and CEO of think-tank International Crisis Group, has warned the United Nations Security Council that without global action, “climate change could prove to be a slow-mo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2020 - 11:10

  3. "Transformational" Change In Water Focus Post-pandemic

    5 May 2020- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic could increase developing countries and development partners’ focus on water and WASH and trigger transformational change in some countries, according to a repo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2020 - 12:50

  4. War-torn Yemen Hit By Floods, Cholera

    3 May 2020- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen Since mid-April, more than 100,000 people across conflict-torn Yemen, but particularly Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Sana’a City, have been affected by heavy rain and flash flooding that has contamin ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2020 - 11:01

  5. Lake Victoria Floods Force Displacement, Hamper Social Distancing Measures

    28 Apr 2020- 07:38 by Staff- Water Diplomat KISUMU CITY, Kenya Heavy rains that have caused major flooding in and around Lake Victoria over the past two weeks have affected fisheries, restaurants, shops, homes and livelihoods in in Kenya and Uganda, with ...

    Staff - Water D... - 05/04/2020 - 06:53

  6. Management Of Plumbing Systems To Limit Spread Of Disease

    20 Apr 2020- 07:31 by Staff- Water Diplomat EDINBURGH, Scotland OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Dr Michael Gormley describes how managem ...

    Staff - Water D... - 05/04/2020 - 06:59

  7. UNHCR Accelerates COVID-19 Support For Displaced Persons In Africa, Asia

    15 Apr 2020- 07:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland East, Horn And Great Lakes Region Of Africa The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed its new measures to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in r ...

    Staff - Water D... - 05/04/2020 - 07:07

  8. New York State Governor Cuomo Urged To Suspend Water Shut-offs

    7 Apr 2020- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALBANY NY, United States Over 70 community, labour, religious, environmental, and civil rights organisations have sent an open  letter to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo calling on him to issue an executiv ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/07/2020 - 08:48

  9. Vatican Report Highlights COVID-19, Calls For Protection And Care Of Water Resources

    4 Apr 2020- 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The Roman Catholic Church's "Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development" has called for renewed efforts to confront water issues, to protect and care for water resourc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/04/2020 - 09:49

  10. Netherlands Detects Traces Of Coronavirus Contamination In Wastewater

    29 Mar 2020- 10:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Dutch government researchers have found traces of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in samples from sewage treatment plants at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Trace elements have also been detected in ...

    Staff - Water D... - 04/02/2020 - 10:59

  11. Venice Canals Run Clear As Tourists Flee

    24 Mar 2020- 10:15 by Local Press Report VENICE RTE The city of Venice is enjoying crystal clear waters in its world-famous canals due to a lack of debris from tourists and near-zero boat traffic under Italy's ongoing coronavirus lockdown. The clear ...

    Local Press Report - 03/24/2020 - 10:15

  12. Coronavirus: Water Riots In Ghana

    24 Mar 2020- 10:20 by Local Press Report ACCRA Ghana Web Pictures of a huge crowd made up of residents of Teshie in the Greater Accra Region fighting one another in a bid to get access to good drinking water has hit social media. This comes after water sh ...

    Local Press Report - 04/02/2020 - 10:12

  13. COVID-19: World Water Day Face-to-face Observances Postponed

    19 Mar 2020- 08:51 by Staff- Water Diplomat Edinburgh, Scotland In light of global spread of the coronavirus and following instructions from national authorities and guidance from the World Health Organization, certain World Water Day (22 March) observanc ...

    Staff - Water D... - 04/02/2020 - 11:04

  14. Coronavirus: Some US Water Utilities Suspend Supply Shutoffs To Residents Who Haven't Paid Bills

    17 Mar 2020- 14:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New shutoffs for non-payment of bills have been suspended in over 100 US municipal water systems and utilities in eight states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in resp ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/17/2020 - 14:22