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26 Apr 2021 Washington DC, United States
The first 100 days of an American presidency set the tone for an administration as well as its priorities. Joseph Biden has linked his climate agenda to job creation at home and to reasserting US leadership on the international stage. What do Biden's words and actions mean for water?
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...
4 Dec 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
United States President-elect Joe Biden’s appointment of John Kerry as “climate czar” has been met with praise as Kerry is a leading architect of the Paris (2015) climate agreement. In addition, former Secretary of State Kerry is viewed to have the experience and stature to negotiate with other state leaders when the US rejoins the agreement in 2021...
11 Jul 2016 KYIV, Ukraine
Ongoing shelling in the Horlivka region of eastern Ukraine has seriously damaged water infrastructure, impacting more than 2 million people in both Ukrainian government-controlled and breakaway areas, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said last week."Our teams are reporting an alarming situation in eastern Ukraine," Alain Aeschlimann, head of the ICRC delegation in Ukraine, said on July 8th...
30 Jun 2016 WASHINGTON, DC
Angry over a six-year cholera epidemic in Haiti traced to infected United Nations peacekeepers, 158 members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday to pressure the United Nations for a more effective response, including reparations to victims.
11 Apr 2016 BAGHDAD, Iraq
The United States will provide an additional $155 million USD in humanitarian assistance for displaced and conflict-affected Iraqis within Iraq and throughout the region, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on April 8th.The announcement came following a meeting between Kerry and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al Jaafari...
23 Mar 2016 WASHINGTON, DC
On Jan. 21, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iraq's prime minister in Davos, Switzerland, and handed him a personal note from President Barack Obama pleading for urgent action. Obama's confidential message to Haider al-Abadi, not been previously reported, was not about Islamic State or Iraq's sectarian divide...
9 Feb 2016 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia
Environmental and civil society groups in the lower Mekong region are calling on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower project during talks with US President Barack Obama next week.Cambodian NGOs conveyed the request to US Secretary of State John Kerry during his visit to the country last month, Voice of America’s Khmer news service reported...
3 Nov 2015 SAMARKAND
The foreign ministers of the five Central Asian states held a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Nov.1, in the new C5+1 dialogue format, following which the six countries issued a declaration on increasing cooperation in trade, transport and energy.
20 Oct 2015 MILAN
Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that climate change was a contributing factor in the Syrian civil war, alluding to a study last spring that linked drought-driven urbanization to the conflict that began in 2011. In his speech in Milan, Kerry pointed to the refugee and migrant crisis besetting Europe, and said that without action on climate change, future refugee flows could be even worse.
23 Sep 2015 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
The United States will provide an additional $419 million USD in humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees and their host countries, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced this week.The funding will come from the State Department and USAID. A portion of the funding will go toward medical care, safe drinking water, and food and shelter for 12...
4 Aug 2015 DOHA, Qatar
The United States will provide an additional $62 million USD for humanitarian assistance in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on August 3rd.Speaking during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in Qatar, Kerry said the funding would be used to provide shelter, clean water, psychosocial services, medical services, livelihoods support, cash assistance, child protection, legal documentation, and other services to Iraqi civilians affected by ongoing conflict...