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17 Jun 2020 VEVEY, Switzerland
Bottled water giant Nestle has announced a new strategic direction for its water bottling business to focus on “functional” water (mineral, vitamin, etc) and high-end international brands (eg San Pellegrino and Perrier). The decision, announced 11 June, includes potential acquisitions to grow this category as well as dispositions, including a majority of its contentious North American waters business...
27 Dec 2019 ANKARA, Turkey
Flash flooding in northern Syria has particularly affected over 230,000 children who have already been displaced by conflict in 2019, according to NGO Save the Children.In Northwest Syria, several camps were inundated, with the rain destroying about 500 tents and additional tents being abandoned when they became uninhabitable...
8 Apr 2019 CARACAS, Venezuela
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans rallied in the country’s capital Caracas April 6 to protest water and power outages, and the administration of President Nicolas Maduro who they blame for the crisis.The protesters back opposition leader Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who is recognized as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state by the United States and other Western countries...
15 Jan 2018 LUSAKA, Zambia
The Zambia government has secured more than 38 million United States dollars for the construction and rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation facilities in 16 districts in Western province. Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Permanent Secretary Ed Chomba says the project, being funded by the African Development Bank and OPEC funds for international development will be implemented over a period of five years.
18 Feb 2016 PETALING JAYA, Malaysia
Poor practices in bauxite mining have exposed residents of Malaysia’s Pahang state to water contaminated with heavy metals and other pollution, according to scientists participating in a forum on the issue this week.Speaking at the event, which was organized by Malaysian Academy of Science and University Malaya, Dr...
28 Sep 2015 KYIV, Ukraine
International humanitarian groups, as well as the Ukrainian and US governments, have criticized pro-Russian separatists for ejecting international aid organizations from Ukraine’s Luhansk region last week.On September 24th, the de facto authorities in separatist-held parts of Luhansk ordered UN agencies and other humanitarian groups to leave the region by September 26th...
26 Nov 2014 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Climate change is already causing heat and weather extremes that put food, water and energy security at risk, according to a report released this week by the World Bank.The report, “Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal,” the third in a series of climate change reports, focused on climate changes in three regions where the World Bank operates -- Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and parts of Europe and Central Asia (ECA)...
10 Sep 2014 YANGON, Myanmar
Communities affected by the violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state earlier this year still face problems accessing clean water and health care, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said this week."The [Rohingya] Muslim and ethnic Rakhine communities are both suffering the long-term effects of violence...
22 May 2014 YANGON
Deteriorating living conditions and a looming rainy season are increasing the risk of waterborne diseases in the sprawling, squalid displacement camps in western Myanmar where tens of thousands of people live, the United Nations warned on Tuesday. An increasing number of water points and latrines in the camps in Rakhine State housing mainly stateless Rohingya Muslims are not working, the U...
8 Jan 2014 LIMA
An international partnership forged in the United States is bringing clean water to underprivileged communities in Haiti and Peru and further afield in Malawi, Africa. Oregon solar manufacturer SolarWorld said it teamed up with Rotary International and Water Missions International non-profit organization to cater for clean water needs of thousands of inhabitants in impoverished Haiti and semi-isolated Amazonian communities in Peru...
19 Dec 2013 KATHMANDU
Authorities in Nepal have strongly denied ongoing allegations connecting Nepali UN peacekeeping troops to a 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti. “It is easy to blame the Nepali soldiers as they contribute a lot to UN peacekeeping missions, and they happened to be in Haiti at the right time when the epidemic occurred, but it is dangerous to pinpoint a group of nationals,” said Dr Babu Ram Marasini, Director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of Nepal’s Department of Health Services (DOHS)...
23 Oct 2013
A South Asian strain of cholera that was introduced into Haiti three years ago this month has now spread to this continent's mainland. Mexico is the fourth Western Hemisphere country to experience the cholera outbreak. It's a disease that's very hard to stamp out once it gets into an area with poor water and sanitation...