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8 Oct 2020 AS-SALIF, Yemen
Security Council Demands Access To Decaying Oil Tanker Which Threatens Yemen Freshwater Resources, Ecosystems
This news article was updated 19 OctoberThe United Nations Security Council has called on Iran-backed Houthis to give experts immediate access to the stricken SFO Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea. The tanker has been stranded and unmaintained for five years north of Yemen's port city Hodeidah.The condition of the tanker, containing an estimated 1,148,000 barrels of light crude oil and anchored 4...
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...
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...
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)...
27 Feb 2018 OTTAWA ON
Weather concerns spread across the wheat sector on Monday. Forecasts suggest that there won’t be too much rain in the near future to help support a very thirsty crop with red flag warnings across the Texas Panhandle and parts of Kansas as higher winds and drier forecasts are sparking fears about wildfires...
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...
20 Sep 2016 HANOI, Vietnam
Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has ordered the Environment General Department and local People’s Committee in Thanh Hoa province to investigate the cause of five major fish death incidents in the province’s Nghi Son Island Commune.Nearly 50 tons of farmed fish and 300 kilograms of wild fish were found dead last week...
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...
6 Apr 2016 TEHRAN, Iran
Six major cities in Iran are facing acute water shortages, and water resources are under strain in another 450, Deputy Minister of Energy Sattar Mahmoudi warned last week.In an interview with the Mehr news agency on April 1st, Mahmoudi said Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Kerman, Mashhad and Hamadan were all in the “red zone” for water scarcity...
1 Feb 2016 TOKAR
Living conditions have deteriorated in Tokar, Red Sea State, owing to a lack of food and drinking water. An activist in south Tokar, Idris Mohamed Ali, reports that most of the drinking water from the wells in the area are mixed with water that holds calcareous materials.
6 Nov 2015 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel and Jordan have finished formulating an international tender to dig the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal, Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom told Israel Radio.Shalom said the completed tender would be presented soon.The canal is part of a historic, $900 million USD water cooperation agreement signed by the two countries back in February...
10 Feb 2014 TEL AVIV
The Water Authority warns that this winter is shaping up to be Israel's worst-ever drought. The Water Authority will only be able to declare a drought in two months, given the fact that except for the mid-December storm, there has been almost no precipitation at all. The huge December storm blanketed the Jerusalem and the Galilee with snow, causing unprecedented damage to the electricity grid, but failed to boost the water flowenough in the Galilee's rivers...