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11 Dec 2020 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Hurricanes Aggravate Economic Crisis In Central America; Migration Expected To Rise; Waterborne Disease Risk
Back-to-back tropical storms in Honduras, Guatemela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica in recent weeks, have caused widespread destruction of crops and homes, precipitating the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.Countries are already suffering from food insecurity, economic downturn and the loss of jobs and livelihoods due to COVID-19...
6 Jun 2020 Rome, Italy
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has agreed on $700 Million USD for projects and programmes to help developing countries keep advancing urgent environmental priorities through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The new and expanded programming, announced 3 June by the Facility’s governing body, will help developing countries protect marine biodiversity, fight wildlife trafficking, tackle dangerous uses of mercury, and fortify defenses against climate change in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, in basic services such as drinking water, and other areas...
27 Apr 2019 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Climate Change And Migration: UNFAO And WFP Request $72 Million USD For Central American Dry Corridor
In an April 25 appeal for over 2 million people in Central America, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have requested $72 Million USD to provide food assistance.The crisis in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua along what is called the “Central American Dry Corridor” has arisen due to prolonged drought followed by heavy rain that has destroyed more than half the crop of maize and soybeans; there are no food reserves...
5 Feb 2018 The Hague
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague ruled Friday that Costa Rica owns the north side of Isla Portillo and that Nicaragua must end its military presence in the area. The ruling also determined the marine borders between the two countries. The court also ordered Nicaragua to pay Costa Rica $380,000 as compensation for environmental damage to protected wetlands on the San Juan River, which lies on the border between the Central American nations.
7 Nov 2017 BONN, Germany
COP23 Underway, Syria Signs Up, Fiji Presidency, Water Action Day, Calls for Investment in Climate Adaptation, COPS and Robbers, More…
COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US IsolatedAction Day for WaterWorld Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and MaintenanceOil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse AgainSyria's "In"Syria has announced 7 November that it will sign the Paris climate accord. The move, which comes on the heels of Nicaragua signing the accord last month, leaves the United States of America as the only country that has rejected the global pact (more to follow from OOSKAnews)...
19 Oct 2016 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Human rights NGOs have intensified pressure on the government of Nicaragua to ditch plans for a controversial inter-oceanic canal, while speculation continues that the project’s investors may withdraw because of lack of funding.Dimitris Christopoulos, president of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), said: "Respecting nature and the rights of rural communities is not a luxury...
19 Sep 2016 MANAGUA
Scientist Jaime Incer Barquero, presidential advisor on environmental matters, has severely criticized the inaction of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA) in the face of the destruction of the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve at the hands of squatters. “It’s inexplicable,” was the reaction of Incer, former minister of this institution.
22 Aug 2016 MANAGUA
Late last week a massive refinery fire in Nicaragua caused an oil spill that has contaminated sensitive nearby coastal habitat, a nonprofit group here said.
19 Aug 2016 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
The Nicaraguan government has been accused of failing to release promised analyses of the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal project, including Costa Rica’s request to share disaster plans.Costa Rica has on many occasions requested environmental impact data about the project, which is being built by Hong Kong Nicaragua Development (HKND)...
17 Aug 2016 MANAGUA, Nicaragua
Some 450,000 people in Nicaragua still practice open defecation, and 800,000 still lack access to an improved drinking water source, participants heard this week at the IV Water and Sanitation Forum “Nicaragua Sana.”Speaking at the forum, Joshua Briemberg, regional representative of international NGO WaterAid and president of the National Network for Water and Sanitation in Nicaragua (RASNIC), said the government has not done the calculations to determine whether it can eliminate open defecation by the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target date in 2030...
1 Jul 2016 ROME, Italy
The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior United Nations officials said this week.“We need to a focus on resilience, inclusive sustainable development, and climate change adaptation,” José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told a high-level meeting at FAO headquarters in Rome on the situation in Central America’s Dry Corridor...
8 Jun 2016 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
The Costa Rican government announced this week that it would seek over $6 million USD in compensation from Nicaragua for environmental damages and other costs associated with the 2010 dredging of a disputed wetlands area.Costa Rican Ambassador to the Netherlands Sergio Ugalde presented the formal request for compensation to his Nicaraguan counterpart, Carlos Arguello, at The Hague...