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5 Sep 2017 OXFORD
Where water and sanitation solutions are in place, structures are failing to guarantee sustainability or equitable access. In areas of vulnerability, disasters, climatic shocks and conflicts exacerbate inequalities, accelerating the trend still further. Development and humanitarian programmes address these issues separately, but fail to create an integrated, sustainable solution.
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
The population of Gaza has even less access to water and sanitation than in the aftermath of 2014’s war, according to relief agency Oxfam.A report from the humanitarian agency relates that in August 2014 when a 50-day war ended, 900,000 people in Gaza lacked proper water and sanitation facilitates, a number which has now increased to 2 million...
31 May 2017 KATHMANDU
Oxfam has launched a five-year program to promote improved policies and practices that protect the rights of communities along the Ganges, the Brahmaputra-Meghna and the Salween river basins. To do this, the programme will work with governments, private sector and other actors as well as women’s networks to strengthen their voice in decisions on water management and infrastructure.
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...
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...
8 Apr 2015 ADEN, Yemen
Fighting in Yemen between the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, has led to a deepening humanitarian crisis in the country, including serious drinking water shortages.Water systems have been damaged in the nation’s southern cities, where fighting is heaviest...
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...