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4 Feb 2015 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build dams on the river, participants heard during the Mekong Delta Forum in Ho Chi Minh City this week.That grim prediction was based on estimates that Vietnam will see a one-meter rise in sea levels by 2100 due to the effects of climate change...
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...
28 Jan 2014 BISHKEK
Three international organizations will allocate a capital grant worth five million euros to modernize Kyrgyzstan's Talas city's water and wastewater services. In particular, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will allocate a loan of up to 2 million euros, the EU's Investment Facility for Central Asia-1...