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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.
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.
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...
18 Aug 2016 TAIZ, Yemen
Airstrikes by Saudi fighter jets on August 16th destroyed a water tank in a village in Yemen’s Ahkom region, cutting off supply to some 20,000 people, Yemen’s official news agency, Saba, reported.The Saudis, who conducted dozens of air raids in Taiz province, also damaged a government compound in the Samee district and a number of homes and government facilities in the city of Mocha, according to the report...
28 Jul 2016 SHEIKH OTHMAN
The Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) is considering rehabilitation of the sewerage network in the Sheikh Othman city district of Aden province.
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...