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20 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines
The heads of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have met to discuss areas of potential collaboration and share expertise and knowledge. With the increasing overlap of development issues with the humanitarian and peace issues, collaboration on to address issues is seen as an opportunity to combine respective strengths with respect to access to clean water, health and health systems, social cohesion, food security, resilience...
1 Oct 2018 KYIV, Ukraine
Manganese Contamination Of Tap Water Blamed For Hospitalization Of More Than 100 In Eastern Ukraine City
Over 115 peoplle have been hospitalized in the city of Makiivka in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region showing symptoms of drinking tap water contaminated with Manganese.On September 29, Pavlo Lysyanskyi, a representative of Ukraine’s ombudsman in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, told MENAFN that over 115 people in the "non-government-controlled city of Makiivka had recently been admitted to hospitals...
11 Sep 2018 BASRA, Iraq
The International Committee of the Red Cross said September 11 that drinking water could soon run even lower in the southern Iraq city of Basra.The main Wafa al-Qaed water treatment plant on the northern edge of Basra has been out of action due to a power outage since Friday and although other plants were able to supply some 40 percent of usual needs, the quality of the water was poor, the Red Cross said...
23 Mar 2018 MANILA
Five months after the end of the clashes in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province, humanitarian organizations working on the ground estimate that 81,000 evacuees and returnees are still struggling to meet their basic needs: water, food, sanitation and education. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working together with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the local authorities to aid the affected communities, particularly with clean water.
17 Nov 2017 GENEVA, Switzerland
Three cities in Yemen have stopped providing clean water in recent days, putting close to a million people at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases."The water and sewage systems in Hodeida, Sa'ada and Taiz stopped operating because of a lack of fuel", said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) head of delegation in Yemen, Alexandre Faite...
29 Jul 2016 LUHANSK, Ukraine
Two million residents of eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region could be left without safe water supply due to a lack of chlorine for water treatment.In a posting on his Facebook page this week, Heorhiy Tuka, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, said the state export control service had blocked shipments of chlorine to Luhansk from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...
26 Jul 2016 DONETSK, Ukraine
Shelling near the village of Novgorod in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine has damaged a water pipeline in the area; this in turn raises the risk that wastewater stored behind dams at a nearby chemical plant will overflow, contaminating nearby rivers.Last spring, a facility holding waste from the NPO Inkor & Co...
8 May 2015 DAMASCUS, Syria
The already dire humanitarian situation in war-torn Syria has worsened in recent weeks, leaving many people in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies, Dominik Stillhart, director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said this week.During a two-day visit to Damascus, during which he met with Syrian government officials and displaced persons, Stillhart appealed for more access for aid groups to reach those in need of assistance...
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...
3 Oct 2014 NAIROBI, Kenya
South Sudan could relapse into a humanitarian crisis unless the international community scales up emergency assistance at conflict hotspots in the country, according to Franz Rauchenstein, head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in South Sudan.Speaking at a press conference in Nairobi on October 2nd, Rauchenstein warned that South Sudan is still at risk despite the cessation of hostilities there...
29 Sep 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria
Tens of thousands of Palestinians living at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus are facing disease and death after the Syrian government cut drinking water supply to the area, according to local reports.Turkey's Anadolu News Agency quoted local activist Rami es-Seyid as saying 20,000 people were at risk due to the water shortages, which have persisted for nearly three weeks...
16 Sep 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria
Recent fighting in Syria’s Quneitra governorate, near the country's capital, Damascus, has forced thousands of people to flee their homes and left more than 50,000 in need of emergency relief as internally displaced persons, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said this week.The fighting between Syrian government and opposition forces have left the governorate, particularly the city of Quneitra, with limited access to clean water, food and health care...