Terms searched: International Committee of the Red Cross
28 May 2020 DAMASCUS, Syria
Continuing and sporadic water shortages are making hygiene precautions next to impossible in north-east Syria while millions face coronavirus risk amid continued fighting, destroyed infrastructure and lack of critical basic services. Only one of the 16 hospitals in the region is fully functioning, and more than half of all public health centres are out of service...
27 Dec 2019 ANKARA, Turkey
Flash flooding in northern Syria has particularly affected over 230,000 children who have already been displaced by conflict in 2019, according to NGO Save the Children.In Northwest Syria, several camps were inundated, with the rain destroying about 500 tents and additional tents being abandoned when they became uninhabitable...
6 Mar 2019 AMMAN
The Water Ministry and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday signed an agreement and a memorandum of understanding to rehabilitate the infrastructure in refugee-hosting communities. The $25-million project aims at developing the quality and supply of drinking water and preserving available resources while rebuilding the main water distribution grid...
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.
9 Sep 2016 LONDON, United Kingdom
Seventy-three NGOs and aid groups have suspended co-operation with the United Nations (UN) in Syria citing concerns that the regime of Bashar al-Assad has gained “significant and substantial” influence over humanitarian relief efforts.The groups demanded an “immediate and transparent” investigation in a letter to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...
30 Aug 2016 ALEPPO, Syria
The Syrian government, along with international organizations, has opened some 200 drinking water distribution points in western Aleppo, head of water distribution Abdul Aziz Bein said on August 29th. “Only 120 are currently being used, others will be engaged if necessary,” Russia’s Sputnik news agency quoted Bein as saying...
22 Aug 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that ongoing fighting in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has left 2 million people without access to safe drinking water.UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac told reporters on August 19th that access to safe water in Aleppo “has continued to deteriorate over the past two weeks…the situation is particularly worsening for civilians living in eastern parts of the city where taps have gone dry and families have no safe water through the public network...
9 Aug 2016 ALEPPO, Syria
The United Nations this week called for a pause in hostilities in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo to allow humanitarian access to repair damaged electricity and water networks and provide assistance to people in need.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said an estimated 250,000-275,000 people have been trapped in eastern Aleppo since early July...
3 Aug 2016 ALEPPO, Syria
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for immediate access to deliver urgently needed nutritional supplements, clean water, medicines, and health supplies to thousands of people forced to flee the Syrian city of Aleppo in the wake of a new wave of attacks.During the latest attacks, an electricity transmission station was damaged, cutting water pumping to the city...
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)...