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21 Oct 2019 NEW YORK NY, United States
Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, addressed the Security Council of the United Nations 17 October about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, including severe water challenges in the strife-torn country.He declared that Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and the largest relief operation with more than 250 humanitarian agencies working through the UN response plan...
28 Mar 2019 KHARTOUM, Sudan
Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Sudan, informed the government of Sudan March 22 that the EU is committed to supporting better access to drinking water in Sudan, with water sector investments totalling approximately $39 Million USD.“Drinking water must be accessible, safe and affordable for all without discrimination...
31 Jan 2019 RIYADH
Almar Water Solutions, part of Abdul Latif Jameel, has been awarded a contract to develop a desalination plant in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Over $600m will be invested in the project, creating 700 jobs, in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and its objectives to increase investment and employment opportunities.
28 Jan 2019 TEL AVIV
The Red Sea-Dead Sea water project, a planned 200 km canal which would bring water from the Red Sea to a desalination centre in the Dead Sea port of Aqaba, Jordan, has been under consideration since 2013, but stalled by bureaucratic hurdles and diplomatic tensions. Recently, Tel Aviv signalled its willingness to move forward with the project...
8 Sep 2018 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel’s Water Authority announced at the end of August that, even with an increase in rainfall over previous years, the country can expect the country's 5 year drought to continue.Three threshold lines mark the water status in the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee): the upper red line (208.9 m. below sea level), the lower red line (213...
6 Aug 2018 HUDAYDAH, Yemen
Yemen: Port Of Hudaydah is "One Airstrike Away From Unstoppable Cholera Epidemic", Says UN. Then There Were More Airstrikes
Updated August 8Early reports suggest multiple deaths and injuries after Yemen’s largest hospital, Al Thawra, was hit August 2, said Dr. Peter Salama, who is in charge of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the World Health Organization (WHO).“We’re particularly saddened at WHO by the attack on one of the major hospitals in the country yesterday, Al Thawra in Al Hudaydah,” he said...
29 May 2018 WASHINGTON, DC
A joint US/German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth's mass on and beneath the planet's surface launched 22 May.The twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO), a joint NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) mission, lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...
2 May 2018 CAIRO, Egypt
The Egyptian Government is planning to expand water desalination plants, as well as address villages’ sewage problems, according to Mamdouh Raslan, chairman of the country's Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW).Raslan said that this plan accommodates Egypt’s population increase, especially in coastal cities, adding that coverage of drinking water in Egypt is about 95 percent (Egypt Today)...
14 Feb 2018 AMMAN
Jordan is committed to implementing the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project despite repeated Israeli signals that it was withdrawing from the regional scheme, a source said on Sunday. An official warned that Israel's frequently suggested withdrawal from the project and deliberate creation of stumbling blocks to hold the project back can "only hurt regional stability".
4 Dec 2017 GENEVA
The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, however, all this does is slow the collapse towards a massive humanitarian tragedy costing millions of lives...
23 Nov 2017 TEL AVIV
Jordan will forge ahead with the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project despite Israel's threat to drop it as it is just a propaganda tool to pressure the country to accept the return of its diplomats, according to local experts.
2 Aug 2017 TEL AVIV
It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. But a recent water agreement, signed under the auspices of US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy in mid-July, may actually cement Israel's control over water resources in the West Bank, experts say.