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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...
3 Jan 2019 Jerusalem, Israel
A funding proposal for the long-delayed multi-Billion USD project for a canal linking the Red Sea and Dead Sea is set to come to a vote in Israel’s Cabinet soon.Israel’s Hadashot TV news bulletin reported last week that progress between the governments of Jordan and Israel comes after recent secret talks in New York between regional cooperation and security officials from the two countries...
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...
14 Nov 2016 KHARTOUM
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) will fund two projects in eastern Sudan aimed at improving water, sanitation and hygiene services in Kassala state, and in treating and preventing malnutrition in Red Sea state. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports in its latest weekly bulletin that the two projects will cost €1...
25 Oct 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan and the United States on October 23rd signed four grant agreements totaling $786.8 million USD to support the Red-Dead Canal project and to help the kingdom deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.“This crucial aid comes at a very important and challenging time… The volume of economic aid for this year is even higher than what was originally agreed on previously,” the Jordan Times quoted Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury as saying...
30 Jun 2016 AMMAN
Welcoming a U.S. delegation representing Foreign Affairs Committee at the Congress, headed by Dana Rohrabacher, Minister of Water and Irrigation, Hazem Al Nasser reviewed the prominent features of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project and noted the Jordan-USA partnership which he said spanning 50 years of continued cooperation, particularly in the water sector.
26 May 2016 SANA'A, Yemen
International humanitarian relief organization the Red Cross is now delivering essential aid, including water, food, health kits and shelter, to conflict-affected people in Yemen.“The Yemen crisis continues to be one of the most serious worldwide,” said Michael Van Koesveld, Yemen country manager at the British Red Cross...
12 May 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan this week signed a technical cooperation agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) to carry out studies for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project.Under the agreement, the two institutions will carry out three studies, including economic and financial analyses and environmental and social impact assessments...
22 Dec 2015 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan’s Water Ministry on December 19th signed the engineering services agreement for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project.The $4.6 million USD contract is being funded by a grant from the French government, a ministry official told the Jordan Times newspaper.Under the agreement, an international consortium will provide technical, legal and financial services for the project...
17 Jun 2015 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
The American Red Cross, the US government and eight other organizations have launched a new public-private partnership to promote climate change resilience in developing countries.The Climate Services for Resilient Development initiative is starting off with $34 million USD in funding from participating partners...
24 Jul 2013 KHARTOUM, Sudan
The Sudanese government last week rolled out a $392 million USD plan to bring Nile water to the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan.Officials estimated that project could take up to a year-and-a-half to complete.“Connecting Nile water to the Red Sea state is a historic step and will help end water problems in the eastern state,” said Al Sadeq al Malik, spokesman for the country’s Red Sea state...