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5 Jun 2019 HARARE, Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe has had power shortages since 2007 and has relied on imports of over 350 MW from Eskom and about 50 MW from HCB of Mozambique...
11 Nov 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
UN agencies including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week launched a cholera vaccination campaign in areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew last month.“The target population is estimated at 820,000 people over one year of age,” Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary General, told reporters in New York...
12 Oct 2016 NEW YORK NY, United States
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on 10th October a $120 million USD appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.Ban’s appeal follows United Nations International Childrens Fund (UNICEF) alerts last week about the threat of waterborne diseases to children as the country’s rainy season hits simultaneously with the extreme weather event...
28 Sep 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water.A number of speakers expressed concern about the impact of climate change and the lack of sustainable climate financing. Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini of Swaziland said: “The negative impact of climate change has become a thorn in our economy...
16 Sep 2016 ABUJA, Nigeria
The federal government of Nigeria has commissioned the $15 million USD Central Ogbia regional water supply project, which was conceived as a result of a cholera epidemic and water-related diseases in many parts of Bayelsa state, in the south of the country.The project, operated by NAIRDA Company, has a plant capacity of 500 cubic meters per hour for an estimated population of 120,360 in Otueke and 12 other communities in the Central Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State that are vulnerable to water borne disease...
28 Jul 2016 MASERU, Lesotho
United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Lesotho Karla Hershey this week issued an update on the El Niño-related drought situation in the country. The update, dated July 26, 2016, is the fourth since the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili, declared a drought emergency in December 2015...
27 Jul 2016 MASERU, Lesotho
The Metolong Authority (MA), administrators of Lesotho’s newly commissioned Metolong Dam and Water Supply Program, say they have implemented a fully integrated environmental and social protection plan to address the project's effects on people, flora and fauna in the dam’s catchment area.Metolong Dam was commissioned by Lesotho head of state King Letsie III in December 2015...
8 Jan 2016 OXFORD, United Kingdom
This year’s unusually strong El Niño will put unprecedented pressure on the global humanitarian system, relief organization Oxfam warned last week. The group said in a statement that according to its estimates, the weather phenomenon could leave tens of millions of people facing hunger, water shortages and disease if action is not taken now to prepare vulnerable people for its effects...
29 Sep 2015 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Some 700,000 Costa Ricans should expect daily water cuts of up to 12 hours over the next nine months, as drought drags on in the region, the country’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) announced last week.Forty percent of AyA customers -- nearly 150,000 people in the San Jose metro area, 100,000 in Guanacaste and 60,000 in Atenas and Puriscal, as well as hundreds of thousands more spread throughout the country -- will face water rationing...
23 Sep 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya
An Intergovernmental Technical Committee established by the Kenyan government to study and recommend ways to deal with anticipated El Niño rains says the country needs about $15.5 million USD to protect itself from disasters linked to the downpours.The committee announced on September 21st that the government had already set aside about $5 million USD for emergencies...
28 Jul 2015 NICOYA, Costa Rica
The Costa Rican government will prioritize a $50 million USD plan to improve water infrastructure and provide drought relief in Guanacaste Province as a matter of “national interest,” President Luis Guillermo Solís announced during his trip to the Nicoya peninsula in Guanacaste last weekend.The “Integral Water Supply Program for Guanacaste” includes 12 projects that are expected to improve water supply in the Tempisque River basin and coastal communities in the province...
27 Jul 2015 NICOYA, Costa Rica
Residents in the city of Nicoya, in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province, held demonstrations over the weekend during President Luis Guillermo Solís’ visit, demanding that the government take steps to improve water supply to the drought-stricken province.Solís’ trip was timed to coincide with the July 25th anniversary of Costa Rica’s annexation of the Nicoya peninsula...