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3 Nov 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
At least 3.6 million people have been impacted by floods and landslides across large parts of East Africa since June 2020, a new UN report has revealed.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) observed that many of these people have already been facing conflict, violence, COVID-19 and a desert locust upsurge...
8 Sep 2020 OXFORD, United Kingdom
A report published this month by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and charity Oxfam investigates how water supplies can be managed in long-term humanitarian crises."Water Supply in Protracted Humanitarian Crises" finds that long-lasting crises can have an eroding effect on infrastructure and the institutions responsible for service delivery, including humanitarian agencies and host governments...
28 Apr 2020 KISUMU CITY, Kenya
Heavy rains that have caused major flooding in and around Lake Victoria over the past two weeks have affected fisheries, restaurants, shops, homes and livelihoods in in Kenya and Uganda, with widespread destruction and displacement. Experts and villagers claim this is the worst flooding since 1963. Local officials in Kenya have appealed to the national government for assistance in an effort to mitigate the problems and to forestall friction among fishing and pastoralist communities...
6 Apr 2020 KAMPALA
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will provide free water and electricity across the country for the next two months, officials said. The National Electricity Company (SNEL) and water supply company Regie de Distribution d'Eau (REGIDESO) have confirmed that they met with government officials and agreed to the suggestion of providing free water and electricity across the country for the next two months.
23 Jan 2020 KAMPALA
Water samples collected from three separate locations around the lake show it contains high levels of lead, arsenic, aluminum, and phosphorus, which are not good for human life when consumed in certain quantities.
12 Oct 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
A new report on water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector financing in UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) has identified massive funding gaps that will hinder achievement of WASH Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.In comparison to other parts of the world, ESAR has the lowest percentage of households with access to at least basic water services but also lags behind in basic sanitation coverage, according to "The State of WASH financing in Eastern and Southern Africa"...
7 Aug 2019 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods.The additional funding brings total EU humanitarian aid to the region to $411 Million USD since 2018...
11 Jun 2019 NIJMEGEN, Netherlands
A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in Uganda, citing threats to water and livelihoods aamong othe objections...
13 Jan 2019 KAMPALA
A looming water shortage threatens cholera response activities at Naguru Hospital. Administrators at the health facility have said that they do not have enough water to run the facility beyond the next 12 hours following a crisis that has hit parts of Kampala, over the last two days.
30 Apr 2018 KARAMOJA
By the end of 2022, more than 56,000 children in Karamoja sub-region will have access to clean water and sanitation facilities thanks to the new $10 million project launched today. The Shs 37 billion project is funded through a partnership between the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and is targeting 88 primary schools and 12 secondary schools
5 Nov 2015 HAMILTON, ON, Canada
Human waste has great potential as a source of energy, providing enough fuel to generate electricity for up to 138 million households, according to a new report released this week by the UN University- Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).The report, “Valuing Human Waste as an Energy Resource,” says human waste worldwide, if safely obtained under controlled circumstances using innovative technologies, has biogas potential worth $9...
14 Jul 2015 JUBA, South Sudan
The worsening economic situation in South Sudan has driven up the price of clean water, contributing to the rapid spread of cholera in the capital, Juba, international humanitarian aid group Oxfam warned this week.The organization said 33 people had died in Juba, including seven children under 5, while 700 more people are infected with the water-borne disease...