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26 Mar 2018 AMMAN Jordan
Three Years Of Yemen War: “Let Us Not Fool Ourselves. Cholera Is Going To Come Back”: United Nations
Yemen Rainy Season Approaches; Time Is Lost as Aid Is Delayed; “Peanuts” Jibe At Trump; Three Years Of War Is “More Than Enough”The United Nations has warned that Yemen is likely to be hit by another cholera outbreak within a few weeks.As the third anniversary of the outbreak of the country’s civil war approaches, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Middle East and North Africa director, said (March 25) “Let us not fool ourselves...
13 May 2016 LIMA, Peru
The United Nations’ special rapporteur on hazardous substances and waste, Baskut Tuncat, is calling for urgent action to address oil pollution in Peru’s Amazon region.Following his recent visit to block 192 (formerly block 1 A-B), an area of the Amazon inhabited by indigenous people, Tuncat called for “immediate remediation actions” in the area...
15 Apr 2016 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén on April 14th took the historicall unprecedented step of declaring a national state of emergency due to water shortages.The declaration comes as the country is grappling with ongoing drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon and the effects of climate change...
11 Feb 2016 ABUJA
Guinness Nigeria Plc, has said that it is partnering with WaterAid, Oxfam, and Concern Universal on the new Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes for 2016 in advancing a collaborative corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that promotes rural sanitation and hygiene via access to safe water.
13 Dec 2015 PARIS, France
Representatives of 195 nations on December 12th signed an historic agreement aimed at halting global warming.The agreement, signed after an all-night session in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, was reached one day after the COP21 climate talks were supposed to have concluded.The agreement, which takes effect in 2020, recognizes climate change as “an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet...
7 Nov 2014 TACLOBAN, Philippines
One year after Typhoon Haiyan -- considered the most powerful storm to ever make landfall -- slammed into the Philippines, killing some 6,000 people and affecting 14 million more, the country has made considerable progress in rebuilding, according to international development organization Plan International...
19 Sep 2014 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, part of the World Bank Group, began final hearings this week on a conflict between Australian mining company OceanaGold and the government of El Salvador.The long-running dispute began almost a decade ago, when the Salvadoran government refused to approve a permit for the company’s planned gold-mining operation, citing national laws aimed at protecting human and environmental health...
18 Sep 2014 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Central America is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, and countries there need a comprehensive strategy to mitigate its on diverse sectors, said Rocío Córdoba, regional coordinator of Livelihoods and Climate Change at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...
22 Nov 2013 WARSAW, Poland
A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters.Representatives of developing nations walked out of a key part of the talks on November 20 due to a dispute with industrial nations -- the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan...
18 Oct 2013 NAIROBI, Kenya
The Kenyan and Ethiopian water ministries are moving toward an agreement concerning construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Gilgel Gibe III Dam project, according to regional director for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi Desta Mebratu. UNEP is leading mediation efforts between the two sides...
19 Sep 2013 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel announced this week that it will construct a pipeline that will double the amount of water supplied to the Palestinian Authority for Gaza Strip residents.Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman Guy Inbar said the new pipeline will increase water supplies to the Gaza Strip to 10 million cubic meters, while supplies to the West Bank will be increased by 4 million cubic meters to 57 million cubic meters...
22 Aug 2013 DHAKA, Bangladesh
Bangladeshi Disaster Management and Relief Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali this week introduced the country’s first-ever flood insurance program aimed at compensating poor and vulnerable people for damage incurred during floods and at helping the government address disaster risk.The insurance program was formally launched this week at a ceremony organized by Oxfam Bangladesh...