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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 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)...
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.
23 Mar 2016 LONDON, United Kingdom
The poorest people in the world are paying the most for water, according to a report released on World Water Day (March 22nd) by international charity WaterAid.“It is often assumed that the poorest people in the world don’t have formal water supplies because they cannot afford the bills,” WaterAid said in the report...
12 Mar 2015 ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar
More than 200,000 people in five southern districts of Madagascar are facing starvation in the wake of a prolonged drought that destroyed crops between October 2014 and February 2015. Forty thousand of those affected are children, according to the government.A dozen children died of hunger last December, said Marc Andriakotonindrina, head of the Health Center in the Imongy region...
3 Jul 2014 KIGALI, Rwanda
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Rwandan government this week signed an agreement to formalize the African Union-led Kigali Action Plan, an initiative that among other things will help secure over $68 million USD to help 10 countries finance water supply programs and improve sanitation.The bank said on July 1st that it would host the funds, which will be mobilized through an online crowdfunding platform...
30 Aug 2013 ARUSHA, Tanzania
Fourteen member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) may not meet the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on water and sanitation by the 2015 deadline due to inadequate state funding. SADC Program Officer Phera Ramoeli told the third SADC Regional Water Supply And Sanitation Program forum in Arusha on August 27 that despite efforts by some countries in the region to step up water sector funding, the allocations were inadequate to meet the need for clean drinking water for their growing populations...