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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.
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 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), this week provided $11 million USD to assist the World Food Program’s (WFP) emergency drought operation in Haiti.The funds will be offered as direct cash transfers to assist about 170,000 Haitians who are in greatest need for three months, the WFP said...
31 May 2016 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is providing $15.5 million USD to help Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba cope with ongoing drought.The funds, which include $13.6 million USD for Haiti, $1.2 million USD for the Dominican Republic and nearly $667,000 USD for Cuba, will be used to facilitate access to food and water and to protect livelihoods for more than 429,000 people...
6 May 2016 BOSTON, MA, United States
The El Niño weather phenomenon is affecting at least 7 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, who are facing floods and water and food shortages, relief group Oxfam said this week.Some 3.5 million people in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador do not have enough to eat due to ongoing drought, which has harmed several crop cycles, the agency said...
29 Apr 2016 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
The US government this week announced another $86 million USD in aid for conflict-affected people in South Sudan, and for South Sudanese refugees throughout the region.The funding will provide “safe drinking water, emergency health care, nutrition services, shelter, improved sanitation facilities, agricultural training, and seeds, tools, and fishing supplies for the most vulnerable families and communities,” the US State Department said in an April 27th statement...
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.
8 Jan 2016 OXFORD, United Kingdom
This year’s unusually strong El Niño will put unprecedented pressure on the global humanitarian system, relief organization Oxfam warned last week. The group said in a statement that according to its estimates, the weather phenomenon could leave tens of millions of people facing hunger, water shortages and disease if action is not taken now to prepare vulnerable people for its effects...
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...
11 Mar 2015 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The Liberian government has launched a $60 million USD appeal to fund water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities at schools throughout the country.Liberia’s schools have only just reopened after being closed last August due to the Ebola outbreak in the region.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf launched the appeal in collaboration with anti-poverty NGO Oxfam GB during a one-day high-level Ebola summit in Brussels last week...
19 Sep 2014 AMMAN, Jordan
The Water Authority of Jordan on September 18th signed an agreement with international relief organization Oxfam to provide equipment to Al Balqa Water Directorate, in the northwest of the country, according to Jordan's Petra news agency.Water Authority Secretary General Tawfiq Habashneh said local communities in Al Balqa Governorate that are currently hosting Syrian refugees are facing increasing burdens on water, power and other services...