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1 Dec 2017 SANA'A
The International Committee of the Red Cross is buying 750,000 litres of diesel fuel to help provide clean water for a million people living in Yemen. Nine cities ran out of clean water this month because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition prevented imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation.
14 Sep 2016 SEOUL, South Korea
The North Korean government’s Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported this week that the northeast of the country has experienced the country’s heaviest rainfall since 1945, with tens of thousands of buildings destroyed and subsequent displacement of households. The disaster may have prompted an unusual “outreach” initiative seeking international aid, according to reports...
22 Jul 2016 DONETSK, Ukraine
About 500 residents in the Ukrainian government-controlled city of Druzhkivka, in Donetsk oblast, took to the streets on July 21st to protest summer water cuts and water rate increases, according to Pavlo Ostrovskyi, regional coordinator of the “Strong Communities of Donetsk Oblast” movement.Local people “think it is unjust that in Druzhkivka water is cut off during the daytime and supplied in the morning and in the evening, also not regularly, while in the neighboring cities people have it 24/7," Ostrovskyi told Ukrainian news outlet Ukrayinska Pravda...
17 Nov 2014 GAMBELLA, Ethiopia
Two people have died and 70 more have become seriously ill, apparently after drinking contaminated water, in the Kule camp in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. The campis home to almost 200,000 South Sudanese refugees, primarily members of the Nuer group who have fled ethnic conflict in their home country...