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30 Oct 2019 Washington DC, United States
International aid organisation Oxfam has cut trucked water to thousands of Yemenis because of the increase in fuel prices in the conflict-torn country. Piped water systems installed by Oxfam, which supply a quarter of a million people, are running at around 50 per cent capacity, the agency said 22 October...
2 Oct 2018 Hudaydah, Yemen
Suspected cholera cases have almost tripled in Yemen’s coastal Hudaydah governorate since a dramatic increase in fighting between the Houthis and forces backed by the Saudi- and Emirati-led Coalition since June this year.Health facilities supported by NGO Save the Children (Report, October 2) across the governorate recorded a 170 per cent increase in the number of suspected cholera cases, from 497 in June to 1,342 in August...
19 Aug 2018 ANAA
A French Polynesian atoll has decided to turn off its desalination plant because people disliked the taste of the water. The mayor said it cost the atoll administration more than $US1 million to install the plant seven years ago. The atoll, which has only one fresh water source, wants to revert to collecting rain water.
12 Aug 2016 SANA'A
The UNICEF representative in Yemen, Julien Harneis, stated on Wednesday that Yemeni children are paying the heaviest price for the conflict in their country. The Yemeni media specialist, Mohammed Al-Asaadi, added that 9 million Yemeni children are struggling to get access to safe water.
29 Apr 2015 SANAA, Yemen
The humanitarian situation in Yemen has continued to deteriorate and has now become "catastrophic," according to relief workers.“It was difficult enough before, but now there are just no words for how bad it’s gotten,” The Guardian quoted International Committee of the Red Cross spokeswoman Marie Claire Feghali as saying this week...
24 Apr 2015 SANAA
As fighting rages in Yemen, water networks have been disrupted by long and frequent power cuts -- bringing more misery for the country’s people. Damaged pumps and pipes make people turn to dirty, disease-carrying water, or leave them without anything to drink at all.
15 Jul 2014 SANA'A
Yemen and the Netherlands signed here on Monday a $ 5 million agreement to fund the Sana'a Basin water management project, which aims at conserving the water resources. The agreement was signed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Mohammad Al-Saadi and the Dutch ambassador to Yemen Jeroen Verheul, at the presence of the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Farid Mujawar and Resident Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization in Yemen (FAO) Dr...
17 Aug 2009 YEMEN, SANA'A
There is an urgent need to reduce the number of people living in the Yemeni capital in light of the serious water crisis facing the city and the fact that water supplies are not expected to increase significantly in the next few years, experts warned. The cost of living in Sana'a should also be raised in order to discourage people from other parts of the country from migrating to the city, said experts at a seminar organized earlier this month...
3 Aug 2009 YEMEN, SANA'A
Z\ Yemeni water expert refuted claims by several other experts and researchers that the Sana'a basin will dry up over the next few decades. Though the problem of water depletion exists, there are contradiction among international, Arab and local reports about the reality of the country's water crisis, which is compounded by statements by unqualified officials of water organizations, said water expert Ahmed Abdullah Jahaf...
22 Jun 2009 YEMEN, SANA'A
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Mansour al-Hawshabi and Sana 'a governor Nu 'aman Dow aid held talks last week on procedures relating to building dams and dykes in Sana'a governor ate. The officials discussed specifically strategic projects, efforts of the Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry to uproot qat trees, and dissemination of the plant in Sana 'a to reduce the qat cultivation...
16 Mar 2009 SANAA
The Public Authority for Rural Water Projects, in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Dal Institute for Social Studies, held a workshop in Sana 'a on treatment of contaminated water using chloride. Ali Mohamed Al-Soraimi, president of the Public Authority for Rural Water Projects, said the goal of the workshop was to involve government agencies and international organizations in finding solutions to chloride contamination of a number of wells throughout the country...