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13 Aug 2020 SANA'A
A team of NASA-funded researchers has been using satellite and ground-based data to forecast the risk of cholera in Yemen and other countries. The map shows the forecasted risk of cholera in Yemen from August 10 to September 6, 2020. It was created with the Cholera Prediction Modeling System, which incorporates NASA precipitation data, air temperature data from NASA’s MERRA-2 reanalysis product, and population data...
23 Jun 2019 SANA'A
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia Wednesday, which the Arab coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties. The Houthis, who threatened last month to attack 300 vital military targets in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, announced via their Al Masirah TV that a cruise missile they fired had struck an electricity station in Shuqaiq.
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...
8 Sep 2018 LONDON, United Kingdom
A model developed by US scientists and NASA satellite data can predict where cholera is most at risk of spreading, with a reported 92 percent accuracy in war-torn Yemen.The UN describes Yemen as the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world", with millions of Yemenis facing imminent famine as well as battling cholera and diphtheria outbreaks...
27 Jul 2018 AMMAN, Jordan
UNICEF has called repeated attacks on water systems in Yemen "deplorable". Geert Cappelaere, the agency's regional director for the Middle East and North Africa said in a July 24 statement that:“Continuous attacks on water systems in Yemen are cutting off children and their families from water; increasing the likelihood of water-borne diseases spreading in the war-torn country...
17 May 2018 ADEN, Yemen
The first-ever oral cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen was launched on May 6 and concluded on May 15, just before the start of Ramadan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.Data shows an increase in cholera risk during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, possibly because people gather in large groups to share food, often obtained from street vendors...
10 Apr 2018 ADEN
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has handed over new equipment to the Water and Sanitation Foundation in the Yemeni governorate of Aden, including six control panels for sewage pumps. ERC has also paid the salaries for the employees of the Water and Sanitation Foundation for six months, worth around AED18,000,000.
27 Feb 2018 RIDAYH
Officials from Kuwait and Aden signed an agreement to transport water from Abyan to Aden to permanently address the water supply problem in the Yemeni port city. The agreement is aimed at fixing the 58 kilometer pipeline designed to transport 13,000 -15,000 cubic meters of water every day.
22 Jan 2018 KUWAIT CITY
Kuwait has announced the launch of a campaign aimed at rehabilitating the water sector in Yemen's capital Sana'a. The project is expected to benefit more than 50,000 people living in 8 residential areas.
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...
3 Nov 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
Dr Rita Colwell was among eight scientists who this week accepted the prestigious, and lucrative biannual Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Water. A prize-giving ceremony was held at UN headquarters, and presided over by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.Colwell, of University of Maryland at College Park, US, and Dr Shafiqul Islam of Tufts University, US, were awarded the “Creativity Prize” for their work using satellite data to predict cholera outbreaks...
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.