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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...
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...
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...
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.
14 Nov 2017 TEL AVIV
Israel has reportedly told Jordan that a joint agreement for the construction of a pipeline transferring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea will not go ahead until Israel is allowed to reopen its embassy in Amman.
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.
14 Jul 2017 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel and the State of Palestine this week reached agreement around development of the Red-Sea Dead Sea canal project that will include the sale of 33 million cubic liters of water to the Palestine National Authority (PA).The project is part of a larger plan, which includes Jordan, to send water through the pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea...
31 Oct 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
The winning bid for the first phase of the $400 million USD Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project will be announced in early November, a Jordanian government official said last week.The unnamed Water Ministry official told the Jordan Times on October 26th that a technical committee was in the final phase of reviewing the pre-qualification proposals submitted by 17 international consortiums...
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...
2 Sep 2016 STOCKHOLM
Israel’s ambitious project to construct a canal linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea will also see the transfer of 30 million cubic meters of water to the Palestinian Authority, under an agreement signed Wednesday at the annual World Water Week in Stockholm. The agreement was backed by Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states, but sparked an angry outburst by the Palestinian representative against Israel’s water policies.