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4 Dec 2018 NEW YORK NY, United States
The UN Human Security Unit (HSU), in cooperation with Uzbekistan, Japan, Nigeria and Norway, has launched a "Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund" (MPHSTF) for the Aral Sea Region. The initiative marks a “new chapter for communities in the region,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said November 27...
31 Jul 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new report indicates that the cost of providing infrastructure to support global economic growth and to start to close infrastructure gaps will reach $94 trillion USD by 2040, with a further $3.5 trillion USD needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for universal household access to drinking water and electricity by 2030, bringing the total to $97 trillion...
22 Oct 2015 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Delegates from more than 40 countries and organizations gathered in Brussels on October 21st for a pledging conference aimed at mobilizing international support for the voluntary return and reintegration of Somali refugees, and the security and resilience of refugees and host communities in Kenya.The initial plan of action will focus on improving security and law enforcement; rehabilitating infrastructure and the environment; expanding access to education, water and sanitation services; providing healthcare and shelter; and supporting agriculture and job opportunities...
16 Jul 2015 AMMAN, Jordan
The French government is providing a $265 million USD soft loan to finance three water and energy projects in Jordan, French Ambassador to Jordan Caroline Dumas announced this week. The financing includes $167 million USD for a water sector policy loan, $43 million USD for the Wadi Al Arab conveyer project in Irbid, which is also co-financed by the European Investment Bank, and $55 million USD to support the kingdom’s green corridor project...
28 Apr 2015 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan’s Water Ministry this week launched its $750 million 2015-2017 Jordan Response Plan for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to aid Syrian refugees and host communities in the kingdom.The plan was developed by the ministry and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It was officially launched on April 27th at the National Conference on Water and Sanitation, also organized by the Water Ministry and UNICEF...
30 Oct 2014 BERLIN, Germany
Syria’s neighbors -- Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq -- have called on the international community, particularly European nations, to step up support for the more than 3 million refugees that have fled the three-and-a-half-year Syrian civil war.During an international foreign ministers' conference in Berlin, Germany, this week, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said international investment needed to focus on supplying refugees with water, waste disposal systems, hospitals and schools...
2 Oct 2014 GENEVA, Switzerland
The act of providing water to Syrian refugees in Jordan is a daily “miracle,” said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.During his speech at the opening of the 65th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Program in Geneva this week, Guterres noted the high cost to neighboring countries of supporting the influx of Syrian refugees...
17 Sep 2014 BEIRUT, Lebanon
The United Nations this week called on the international community to increase assistance to Lebanon, which has taken in some 1.4 million refugees fleeing the civil war in neighboring Syria.UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UN Development Program (UNDP) head Helen Clark, who visited the Lebanese town of Deir El Ahmar on Sepember 16th, said assistance is needed not only for the refugees themselves, but for host communities as well...
23 Jul 2013 ZA’ATARI CAMP, Jordan
It is becoming increasingly difficult to provide water and sanitation services to the growing population of Syrian refugees at Jordan’s Za’atari camp, according to a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official.“All the service providers are trying to catch up with this increasing demand,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) quoted UNICEF water and sanitation specialist Kitka Goyol as saying...