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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...
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.
15 Aug 2016 MONROVIA, Liberia
To mark the second anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of Ebola as a global health emergency, a group of stakeholders and NGOs called on the Liberian government to meet its commitments to strengthen the country’s healthcare systems through provision of adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)...
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...
29 Jun 2016 GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
Nearly one million people in Guatemala are facing hunger as a result of prolonged regional drought, UN agencies have warned.The four-year-old drought has affected some 2.8 million people in the country, and put 900,000 at risk for malnutrition and in need of immediate support, according to the United Nations...
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...
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...
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...