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27 May 2021 New York, United States
UNICEF publishes the third in its series of reports on the devastating impacts on children caused when water and sanitation infrastructure is compromised during conflict. Urges adherence to humanitarian and human rights law as well as improved monitoring and advocacy.
30 Apr 2021 OTTOWA, Canada
Canada Pension Plan Investments comes under fire for its participation in privatisation of Brazilian public water utility. Trade union CUPE calls out "outrageous" use of "workers' retirement funds to profit from people's need for clean water". Challenges wisdom of deal amid political uncertainty.
3 Feb 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
An annual assessment of global online media coverage of "underreported" humanitarian crises, many related to water challenges, indicates increasing linkage between such events and man-made climate change.Humanitarian agency CARE International launched its fourth such analysis 28 January, examining 40 disasters and conflicts that have affected at least a million people to determine which are the most under-reported...
9 Dec 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
More than 100 military bases in the United States are at risk of water shortages associated with climate change according to a new report from the country's Government Accountability Office (GAO). Some have already experienced restrictions, while others may face curtailments in the next few weeks.The current GAO report's remit is not specifically climate change, but cites the 2018 Fourth National Climate Assessment by the US Global Change Research Program, which is the leading federal authority on global change science...
1 May 2019 NEW YORK NY, United States
After five years of conflict over 3.5 million people in eastern Ukraine are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection, the United Nations Security Council was told last week. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, addressing the Security Council April 25 on the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, reporting that so far in 2019, 24 incidents have affected water and sanitation facilities and 12 have directly affected schools...
24 Mar 2019 NEW YORK NY, United States
"Water Under Fire": Children Might Survive The Bullets, Die From Unsafe Water, Poor Sanitation, Hygiene
In protracted conflicts children younger than 15 are, on average, nearly three times more likely to die from diarrhoeal disease linked to unsafe water and sanitation than violence directly linked to conflict and war, according to a March 2019 UNICEF advocacy alert.For younger children, the impact of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene is greater: Children under 5 are more than 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal disease linked to unsafe water and sanitation than violence in conflict...
4 Dec 2018 NEW YORK NY, United States
A panel of judges in New York, United States has heard arguments for and against consolidation of more than 70 pending lawsuits related to PFAS chemical contamination of groundwater in the country. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as perfluorinated chemicals, are a class of manufactured chemicals that have been used since the 1950s to make commercial and industrial products that resist heat, stains, grease and water, non-stick cookware products and, notably, fire-fighting foams...
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...
16 Mar 2018 DONETSK, Ukraine
Ukraine: Donetsk Water Workers Under Gunfire Attack Four Times In March; 345,000 Depend on Beleaguered Filtration Plant; UN Official Described Action as Violation of International Humanitarian Law
As of April 3, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) reports that its Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) continued to facilitate safe access for workers to and from the Donetsk Filtration Station; it also facilitated repairs to the Petrivske pumping station near Artema and to a water pipeline near Zaitseve...
21 Jun 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
A controversial Czech Republic lawmaker this week announced plans for “an international group of scientists (to be) created in the Czech Republic…to prevent the Crimean Peninsula from turning into a desert”, in defiance of European Union (EU) sanctions associated with Russia’s 2014 military occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula...
29 Sep 2016 LUHANSK, Ukraine
A state of emergency has been declared in a number of districts in the self-proclaimed “Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR)” in eastern Ukraine, after Kyiv halted water supply to the region, local news outlets in the breakaway territory said this week.“The LPR Council of Ministers has issued an instruction to impose a state of emergency in certain districts of the republic over insufficient water supplies to cities and villages under sanitary norms,” LugansInformCenter reported...
16 Aug 2016 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.John Oldfield, CEO of Water 2017, calls for the U...