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17 Dec 2020 HELSINKI, Finland
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced approval of a $9 Million USD grant to the African Water Facility (AWF) for COVID-19 recovery.The funds will enhance investments and preparation of investment-ready projects for water supply, sanitation, and integrated water resource management.The “COVID-19 Recovery through Climate-Resilient Water and Sanitation in Africa” programme will support pandemic recovery and aims to improve the quality of life for urban poor communities specifically in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa...
5 Jun 2019 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 increasing scrutiny in recent years with a number of individual US states bringing legal action against large chemical manufacturers such as 3M and DuPont and increasing interest in federal legislation more recently...
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...
18 Jun 2014 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia
Nearly all of the water bodies in the Russian city of St. Petersburg are polluted and pose health risks ranging from intestinal infections to hepatitis, the Russian Consumer Rights Protection Agency (RCRPA) has warned.It said that after 25 checks, none of the city’s 72 public beaches met all hygiene standards...
16 Jan 2014 PETROZAVODSK, Russia
Russian health officials are concerned about a spike in cancer cases in the Karelia Autonomous Republic and Leningrad Oblast, which is thought to be the result of pollution in nearby Lake Ladoga.The cancer rate is 40 percent higher in the areas close to the lake than in the rest of Russia -- 300 cancer cases for every 100,000 people, according to the Russian Health Ministry...
15 Aug 2013 MOSCOW, Russia
Representatives of several regional governments in Northwestern Russia are offering advice and practical assistance to Finland after a catastrophic release of sewage there led to pollution and the mass deaths of fish in a major river.Thousands of cubic meters of untreated waste water leaked into the Muonionjoki River, which flows through the west of Finland and forms part of the country's border with Sweden...