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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...
8 Mar 2019 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
The BNP Paribas Foundation, under its Climate Initiative program, is funding new research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to examine the human impact on global warming in the global South.The international, multidisciplinary team from UCT, Oxford University, and the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory is working with experts and reseachers from Benin, Nigeria, Liberia and Kenya...
4 Dec 2018 ROBERTSPORT
Three USAID-funded water projects, valued at US$29 million, were over the weekend dedicated. Implemented under the Capital Improvement Project, three water treatment facilities in the three provincial cities were restored with safe drinking water for the inhabitants. Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation Managing Director Duannah Kamara, classified the water facilities as the biggest USAID-funded projects in West Africa and called on superintendents of the benefiting counties to maintain the facilities to avoid anyone misusing them.
14 Nov 2018 Paris
Rapid population growth and poor infrastructure have put two out of three cities in Africa at “extreme risk” of the threats posed by climate change, according to a new analysis. Study focuses on Bangui in the Central African Republic, Liberia’s capital Monrovia and the Congolese city of Mbuji-Mayi as three most at-risk cities.
18 Jul 2018 GBARNGA
According to a recent report by the National Bureau of Concession (NBC) sent to the Liberian Senate shows that three million gallons of diverse toxic chemicals were released into the Kokoyah District, Bong County community by MNG and will remain in the environment for decades to come. Some of the chemical spill includes cyanide, mercury and lead, which are highly dangerous to the community residents, their water source and flora and fauna.
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...
31 May 2017 MONROVIA
Speaking on Monday, 29 May, Mr. Joe Kaba of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation complained that illegal water connection is causing damages and shortages in the main water lines in Monrovia. “Water theft is one problem we are facing; people do a lot of illegal connections, they steal the water too much, Liberian people do not like to do things the right way”, he claims.
15 Aug 2016 MONROVIA, Liberia
To mark the second anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of Ebola as a global health emergency, a group of stakeholders and NGOs called on the Liberian government to meet its commitments to strengthen the country’s healthcare systems through provision of adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)...
3 Aug 2016 LIBERIA
The severe drought that afflicted the country’s agriculture- and tourism-dependent, northwestern province has eased in recent months. But Guanacaste’s longstanding water problems remain: Coastal communities lack a reliable water source; farmers, gravel miners and municipalities squabble over available water; and the government struggles to monitor and patrol use of the province’s rivers and aquifers.
24 Jun 2016 LIBERIA, Costa Rica
Reservoirs of hydropower dams could provide an alternative water source for Costa Rica’s drought-stricken Guanacaste Region, according to the country's Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) and the National Groundwater, Irrigation and Drainage Service (SENARA).AyA project director Jose Luis Arguedas said his agency planned to reach an agreement with the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to transfer some of the water from the ARDESA Hydroelectric Complex to the central supply network and to the community of Bebedero...
24 Jun 2016 BALTIMORE, MD, United States
More than a third of hospitals in developing countries lack running water, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.The study, “Water Accessibility at Hospitals in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Implications for Improving Access to Safe Surgical Care,” published in the June issue of the Journal of Surgical Research, looked at published research related to surgical capacity in low- and middle-income countries, focusing on water availability in 430 hospitals in 19 nations...
3 Jun 2016 ROME, Italy
El Niño-induced droughts and conflict have raised the number of countries in need of external food assistance to 37 as of June 1st, according to the latest edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, put out this week by the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...