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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
8 Apr 2016 PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia
The Malaysian government has extended a ban on bauxite mining in Pahang state for another three months, in order to clear stockpiles and remove the risk of contamination of the country's rivers, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said on April 8th.The government had issued an initial three-month mining moratorium on January 15th, due to concerns about environmental damage and inadequate regulation of the bauxite industry...
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.
2 Oct 2014 KHARTOUM
People living in the eastern Sudanese Red Sea state are complaining of a shortage of drinking water for nearly nine months. "There is no indication that the water problem will be solved soon," activist Amin Sinada told Radio Dabanga from the Port Sudan, the capital of Red Sea state. "The crisis may become even worse, as the commercial water prices are increasing...
20 Aug 2013 MANILA, Philippines
Record-breaking monsoon rains have caused extensive flooding across the Philippine capital, Manila, this week, leaving at least eight people dead, while tens of thousands of others are trapped inside homes and evacuation shelters. The government is warning of possible illnesses due to contact with contaminated water...
19 Aug 2013 JEDDAH
Environmental pollution on the Red Sea shore has caused the loss of up to 70 percent of its fishing wealth, said an official for fishing affairs in Saudi Arabia. Despite government efforts, fish stock has depleted. "Fish production in the Red Sea has decreased during the past 20 years because of environmental pollution," said Khalid Al-Shweiki, director-general of the Fishermen's Cooperative Society...