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25 May 2021 Tel Aviv, Israel
Aid agencies ramp up water aid to Gaza following ceasefire. Substantial damage to critical infrastructure leaves hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. Rush to restore basic water, sanitation and hygiene services.
16 Mar 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Issues of women’s participation and gender equality in governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention.
21 Oct 2020 RAMALLAH
Israeli settlers on Monday drowned Palestinian citizens’ lands in the village of Deir Al-Hatab, east of Nablus, with wastewater. The official in charge of the settlement file in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said that the majority of these lands are planted with olive trees, which constitutes a great loss for farmers after the pollution resulting from this water.
4 Oct 2020 New YORK NY, United States
In addresses to September’s seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt have described their countries’ respective positions and views around the contentious, and soon to be completed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile...
2 Sep 2020 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The latest round of negotiations among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam did not reach consensus on legal and technical differences before concluding 28 August. The three countries' technical and legal committees did not agree a unified draft at negotiations convened by the African Union (AU), attended by the parties’ ministers of irrigation with observers from the United States and the European Commission...
28 Apr 2020 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
Differences remain stark between the positions of Ethiopia and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile.Further OOSKAnews Coverage of GERD (70 Articles)Zerihun Abebe, a member of Ethiopia’s negotiating team, told media 26 April that completing the dam is not just a matter of development, but more a matter of survival for Ethiopia...
16 Apr 2020 HEBRON
Several armed Israeli colonial settlers reportedly caused flooding of Palestinian-owned grape farms, on Monday, in north of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Local Palestinian media activist, Mohammad Awwad, quoted grape farmers from the Palestinian families of Sabarna and Awwad, as saying that armed Israeli settlers have been intentionally flooding their farm lands with large quantities of waste water, over the past few years, causing a great deal of financial losses, due to damage of their grape crops.
18 Mar 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Following Ethiopia’s effective withdrawal from US-brokered negotiations around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, the governments of both Egypt and Ethiopia are engaging in international lobbying and sharp words around their respective positions in the longstanding dispute...
25 Feb 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
United States President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “Peace Plan” for the Middle East, revealed 28 January, has come under fire for disregarding the political and economic needs of occupied Palestine and lack of recognition or acknowledgement of one of the most contentious issues that abounds throughout the region: allocation of water resources...
12 Feb 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The World Bank has announced a $10-15 Million USD grant for desalination in Gaza, Palestine. This funding, announced 10 February, will supplement funds already committed by the Partnership for Infrastructure Development in parallel with financing from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. The total project funding now exceeds $115 Million USD...
6 Feb 2020 RAMALLAH
Israeli forces today destroyed pipelines that were supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Bardala with irrigation water. Ziad Sawafta, deputy mayor of Bardala village council, told WAFA that Israeli forces regularly destroy the pipes supplying water for irrigation in Bardala. Sawafta added that the village already suffers from water shortage due to Israel’s refusal to provide it with more than 100 cubic meters of water per hour when the needed amount is 240 cubic meters.
22 Sep 2019 Gaza CITY
The Israeli occupation army this morning cut off the water supply to the Palestinian village of Bardala in the northern Jordan Valley. Local official Derar Sawafta said that Israeli soldiers stormed the village and sealed up water holes that feed the local residents of the village with water, without stating the reason for such action...