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13 Mar 2019 EDINBURGH, Scotland
Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), an India-based international think-tank engaged in crafting new policy concepts that enable decision makers to prepare for a future in uncertain times, has released a monthly Bulletin which covers attacks on water infrastructure in different parts of the world.OOSKAnews will share these informative Bulletins with our readers, starting with these links to 2019’s first reports under the SFG program:YemenThe Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace has called for the protection of water resources and infrastructure from violent conflicts and terrorist acts...
17 Nov 2017 GENEVA, Switzerland
Three cities in Yemen have stopped providing clean water in recent days, putting close to a million people at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases."The water and sewage systems in Hodeida, Sa'ada and Taiz stopped operating because of a lack of fuel", said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) head of delegation in Yemen, Alexandre Faite...
19 Sep 2016 MARRAKESH
The United Nations World Water Development Report what many already know: hundreds of thousands of people in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) – especially in Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen – have faced the worst water shortages in decades in 2016. This is the last thing the region needs, as it works toward economic growth and diversification.
23 May 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya
Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report.Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessments, released ahead of the UN Environment Assembly being held in Nairobi, Kenya this week, showed that a number of common environmental threats, among them climate change, loss of biodiversity, land degradation, and water scarcity, are rapidly intensifying in many parts of the world...
24 Feb 2016 DOHA, Qatar
Some $2.5 billion USD is needed to support humanitarian relief work in war-torn Yemen, participants heard at a conference this week organized by Qatar Charity along with 13 regional and international organizations.The conference, themed “The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Challenges and Prospects for Humanitarian Response,” aimed to formulate a joint action plan for relief work in six main areas: education, health, water and sanitation, livelihoods and economic empowerment, shelter, and food security...
19 Feb 2016 OAKLAND, CA
Violent conflicts over water have been flaring in places from Yemen to Peru, and an updated global list shows a sharp rise in the number of water-related clashes reported over the past three decades. The list now includes 11 new examples from 2015, ranging from the bombing of a water pipeline in Syria to deadly clashes in Somalia.
21 Oct 2015 TAIZ, Yemen
Continued fighting has limited provision of humanitarian aid -- including food, water, fuel and healthcare -- in the southern Yemeni governorate of Taiz, the World Health Organization warned this week.“The situation in Taiz is alarming,” said WHO Representative in Yemen Dr. Ahmed Shadoul. “Hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians need life-saving medicines and health services, food, safe water and fuel...
13 Oct 2015 NEW YORK, NY, United States
Yemen has received no new shipments of fuel in the week since President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi pledged to allow deliveries to through, the United Nations said on October 12th."In a letter to UN Secretary-General (Ban Ki-moon) on October 6th, President Hadi pledged to allow the import of fuel through all ports," said UN spokesman Farhan Haq...
8 Apr 2015 ADEN, Yemen
Fighting in Yemen between the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, has led to a deepening humanitarian crisis in the country, including serious drinking water shortages.Water systems have been damaged in the nation’s southern cities, where fighting is heaviest...
12 Sep 2013 SANA’A, Yemen
The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) is providing $180 million USD to bring water to Yemen’s Taez governorate, Yemeni officials said last week.The project involves building a desalination plant in Al Mokha region and transporting water from Al Mokha to water-scarce Taez via a 105-kilometer-long pipeline...
16 Jul 2013 SANA'A, Yemen
The United Nations on July 15 launched an appeal for $702 million USD to provide food, clean water, health care and other basic services to Yemenis.Over half the population is in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, the UN said.But “conflict and instability elsewhere in the region and the ongoing political transition in Yemen have overshadowed the humanitarian crisis,” according to UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinato Ould Cheikh Ahmed...
16 Jul 2013 JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met this weekend to further discuss plans for a $1 billion USD unified regional water network, including discussing legal aspects and overall planning.The meeting, led by Adnan Al-Muhaisin, CEO of the GCC Interconnection Authority, and Ahmed Al-Ibrahim, vice president for operations, also discussed the current feasibility study being carried out by international engineering, project management and consulting group Artelia...