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6 May 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) shows a new record of over 50 million internally displaced people, globally.The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) estimates that 45.7 million people have been displaced due to conflict and violence in 61 countries, including Syria, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen and Afghanistan...
26 Jan 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
Haiti reached the milestone this week of an entire year free from any new cases of deadly waterborne disease cholera following a nine-year long outbreak in the country that affected over 820,00 people and killed close to 10,000.Marking the milestone, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that the UN deeply regretted “the loss of life and suffering caused” by the epidemic, which began in October 2010, and is widely believed to have been imported by UN peacekeepers...
9 Dec 2019 BONN, Germany
Environmental organisation Germanwatch released its 15th annual Global Climate Risk Index report 4 December, analysing impacts of weather-related events (storms, floods, heatwaves etc.) and associated socio-economic data. Its aim is to contextualise ongoing climate policy debates, with an important focus on international climate negotiations, by examining real-world impacts over the last year and the prior 20 year period...
23 Sep 2019 ROME, Italy
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) has reported that there are 41 countries that continue to require some external assistance to meet food requirements. Conflicts act as the primary cause of food insecurity, with adverse weather conditions also acutely affecting food availability according to the agency...
24 Feb 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media.International aid organization, CARE, launched its third annual report February 21 on the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises in 2018 “Suffering in Silence III", pointing to “crisis fatigue” as a cause for lack of recognition...
12 Dec 2018 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has approved a $125 Million USD grant for a drinking water supply system in Haiti’s north region. The project will include urban, periurban, and rural areas.The project intends to strengthen the sector’s regulations and provide technical and commercial management support...
7 May 2018 HELSINKI, Finland
A Finnish man has come across a body of water with a familiar silhouette (here's a link to the image), sharing his discovery on social media. US President Trump’s natural water doppelganger is called Vimpelinlampi.Antti J. Kallio is credited with discovery of a Trump-shaped lake as he studied maps of Kajaani in the heart of Finland...
23 Apr 2018 PORT AU PRINCE
Five communes in the southern department will benefit from rehabilitation works and extension of potable water infrastructure, which aim to increase access to vital liquid and improve sanitation. Promoted by the National Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA) with the financing of USD 10 million from the World Bank, the project will reach the communities of Port a Piment, Roche to Bateau, Port Salut, Les Anglais and Tiburón, improving quality of life to some 50 thousand families.
7 Mar 2018 NOTRE DAME IN
“We need a better understanding of where the current cholera burden is highest so we can target prevention and control efforts,” said Sean Moore, research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciencesand the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame, and co-author of the study...
12 Feb 2018 LONDON, UK
Oxfam's deputy chief executive has resigned over the handling of a sex scandal involving aid workers. The charity is accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti in 2011.
16 Nov 2017 Washington, DC
The aid agency of the USA has released a strategy document regarding the country’s vision of a “more water-secure world…where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient”.Full text of the Global Water Strategy can be found here.USAID and the US State Department (the aid body’s parent organization)’s document announces that the US government will work with partner countries and key stakeholders to achieve four interrelated objectives:Increasing access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promoting hygiene;Protecting freshwater resources;Promoting cooperation on shared waters;Strengthening water governance and financing...
1 Nov 2017 PORT-AU-PRINCE
Haiti will improve drinking water and sanitation services in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, as well as in rural areas, in particular those affected by Hurricane Matthew, with a $65 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The funds will help improve the sanitary situation in Port-au-Prince and rural communities by supplying them with drinking water and sanitation services and enhancing hygiene practices,