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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.
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...
18 Jun 2015 BEIRUT, Lebanon
International relief agency Oxfam aims to double the number of people in war-torn Syria to whom it is providing water and hygiene products to 3 million in the next year.Following meetings with Syrian officials in Damascus on June 16th, Oxfam Great Britain Chief Executive Mark Goldring said, "What I saw in Syria is that we need to scale up Oxfam's response as well as an international community response...
7 May 2015 MONROVIA, Liberia
The European Union will fund water projects at 529 schools in nine counties in Liberia, according to Tiina Intelmann, head of the EU Delegation in Liberia.Intelmann, who had previously asked the Liberian government to identify priority areas in the wake of the recent Ebola crisis, said last week that the EU had already set up a regional fund -- called "A West African Response to Ebola (AWARE)" – which will implement the projects...
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 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...
11 Sep 2014 KATHMANDU
A water reservoir and supply system with the capacity of 50,000 litres has been installed on the premises of Tribhuvan University (TU) in Kirtipur as a preparation for possible disasters like earthquake. The university premises spread over 875,043 square meter area is the largest one among the 84 open spaces identified in Kathmandu for humanitarian support during disasters...
6 Aug 2014 LONDON
3D printing has been billed the third industrial revolution and has already proved useful for development. The first printed prosthetic limbs are helping victims of conflict to regain their independence, while scientists are working on bioprinting methods which could soon see the first ever printed human heart used to help save a life...
14 Jul 2014 GAZA
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City over the past six days, which killed 145 people and injured as many as 1,000, have also destroyed vital infrastructure including a major drinking water line, wells and a sewage plant, according to Palestinian officials.The water line provides drinking water to tens of thousands Gaza residents, and is the main supply source for the Al Shati refugee camp west of the city...
3 Jul 2014 HILVERSUM, Netherlands
The Kalma camp for internally displaced persons in Sudan’s South Darfur region is the latest to report a severe shortage of drinking water. Residents of the camp have been without water for two weeks, local Sheikh Eisa Adam Ahmed told Darfuri news outlet Radio Dabanga this week.“The organizations working at the camp -- Oxfam-USA, Care-Switzerland, and the American Refugee Committee -- say that the problem is due to the lack of fuel to operate the water pumps, and the low level of the water,” he said...
20 Jun 2014 HILVERSUM
The population of the camps for the displaced in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, are suffering from a severe drinking water crisis since seven days. Since a week, pumps are providing water only two hours per day for the 79,000 displaced living in El Salam, El Matar, El Mawashi, and Sibak El Khel camps in Kabkabiya locality...
24 Feb 2014 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson on February 18 inaugurated construction of a $36 million USD water supply project in Jacobabad, a dry mountain town in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is designing and funding the project, and the provincial Works and Services Department is carrying out the work...