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20 Jun 2021 Montreal, Canada
"Global Youth Take Action" seeks a second cohort of projects to give youth groups the chance to implement grassroots water initiatives. An example from 2020 in Madagascar illustrates the impact of the programme at a local level and its role as an instigator of sustained youth-led development.Informal youth groups "that have amazing ideas and are really motivated" usually can't access the mainstream funding landscape.
6 Mar 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
New analysis from NGO WaterAid reveals that only a very small proportion of climate finance (for both mitigaton and adaptation) reaches the most vulnerable countries or is spent addressing the most urgent issues putting billions of lives at risk of water-borne diseases due to lack of water service that is reliable and safe from contamination...
10 Feb 2020 TANANARIVE
Madagascar is set to receive US $72m grant from the European Union and European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance a major drinking water project in the capital, Tananarive. The project dubbed Jirama Water III project aims to improve access to drinking water and the quality and efficiency of the service.
3 Feb 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
An annual assessment of global online media coverage of "underreported" humanitarian crises, many related to water challenges, indicates increasing linkage between such events and man-made climate change.Humanitarian agency CARE International launched its fourth such analysis 28 January, examining 40 disasters and conflicts that have affected at least a million people to determine which are the most under-reported...
21 Jan 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has announced a $25 Million USD aid package for southern Africa to support Zimbabwe, Zambia, Madagascar, Lesotho and Eswatini in the wake of the harshest drought in decades.“Many poor households in drought-affected areas in southern African countries are struggling to have enough food due to crop failure, reduced access to water and, in some places, unaffordable food prices in markets...
27 Dec 2019 JOHANNESBURG
Water downstream of a Rio Tinto mine in southern Madagascar contains high concentrations of uranium and lead, potentially endangering local residents who depend on a nearby lake and river for drinking water, a study released on Friday found. The study commissioned by southern Madagascar-focused British environmental charity The Andrew Lees Trust found that concentrations of uranium were 350 times higher downstream of the QIT-Madagascar Minerals (QMM) mine than upstream of it, and that lead concentrations were 9...
19 Nov 2019 OXFORD, United Kingdom
Extreme weather, both too much and too little rain, conflict, displacement and poverty have caused crisis levels of hunger for as many as 18 million people across Africa. The climatic conditions are exacerbated in many countries that are already suffering from ongoing conflict situations.In advance of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban Nov 11-15, a report from international NGO Oxfam called on African ministers at the AMCEN meeting to:Insist rich industrialized countries decrease CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement's goal and to honor respective commitments to mobilize $100 Billion USD per year by 2020 to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries;Demand governments agree to develop new funding mechanisms for “loss and damage” from climate change at the upcoming COP25;Invest more in public services and strengthen tax systems to close the gap between rich and poor;Improve disaster warning and management systems, and commit to re-greening and agricultural policies that target small-scale farmers;Invest in “social accountability” projects that ensure climate finance can reach the communities that need it most;Improve engagement with women and girls in the planning, design, and implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation programsThe new report from Oxfam highlights conditions in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and South Africa where there have been reports of farmer suicides...
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...
21 Jul 2019 ROME, Italy
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFA)) has issued a grim first report on progress towards achieving four critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with respect to eradicating hunger, providing access to sanitation, and conserving marine and land resources (Goals 4, 6, 14 and 15, respectively)...
24 Feb 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media.International aid organization, CARE, launched its third annual report February 21 on the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises in 2018 “Suffering in Silence III", pointing to “crisis fatigue” as a cause for lack of recognition...
30 Oct 2018 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Last week’s Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has introduces a “Wetland City Accreditation” program, which initially recognizes 18 cities that have taken exceptional steps to safeguard their urban wetlands.These pioneer cities “will serve as examples and inspire deliberate actions for other cities towards sustainable urbanization”, according to an October 25 statement issued during the Dubai conference...
20 Aug 2018 ANTANANARIVO
A Chinese-funded initiative seeks to drill about 200 boreholes – mainly in the southwest region. When complete, the project will enable more than 300,000 people to access clean water. The country’s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina unveiled the first phase of the project on August 17 giving the Malagasy people hope that their water troubles will soon be a thing of the past.