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  1. Guterres Highlights Water Cooperation at Security Council Briefing on Afghanistan and Central Asia

    24 Jan 2018- 05:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New YORK NY “Regional cooperation offers opportunities to address common concerns, including counter-terrorist financing, improving border security, fostering dialogue with religious institutions and leaders, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/24/2018 - 05:03

  2. Drought, Conflicts Leave More Countries in Need of Food Aid: FAO

    3 Jun 2016- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy El Niño-induced droughts and conflict have raised the number of countries in need of external food assistance to 37 as of June 1st, according to the latest edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Sit ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 23:54

  3. UNEP Report Highlights Dam-Building as Source of Geopolitical Risk in Trans-boundary River Basins

    4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 ye ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 11:31

  4. Drought, Floods, Conflict Leave 34 Countries in Need of Food Assistance: FAO

    10 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Drought, floods and civil conflicts have left 34 countries-- 27 of them in Africa and the rest in Asia-- in need of food assistance, according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agric ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/10/2016 - 10:46

  5. UNICEF Seeks $2.8 Billion to Reach 43 Million Children

    28 Jan 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week issued an appeal for $2.8 billion USD to reach 43 million children around the world. The largest portion of the appeal-- $1.16 billion ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/28/2016 - 10:15

  6. World Bank Releases Draft Assessment for Tajikistan’s Rogun Hydropower Project

    20 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week published its draft assessments of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Hydropower Dam, for discussion at the fifth information-sharing and consultation meeti ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/25/2014 - 11:46

  7. UN Calls for Water, Sanitation Investment in Wake of Bubonic Plague Outbreak in Kyrgyzstan

    29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan With first case of bubonic plague in 30 years diagnosed in Kyrgyzstan last week, UN Deputy Representative in the country Pradeep Sharma is calling for a vastly expanded investment program i ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/06/2013 - 10:46

  8. Tajikistan President Hopeful of "Solidarity" With Kyrgyzstan Over Rogun Dam

    Tajik President Emomali Rahmon said he is hopeful that Tajikistan and fellow upstream country Kyrgyzstan could achieve solidarity on the issue of the controversial Rogun hydropower project. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 09:59

  9. Uzbekistan Stops Gas Supplies to Tajikistan Over Tensions About Rogun Dam

    Uzbekistan this week cut gas supplies to its neighbor, Tajikistan, amid end-of-year contract negotiations and increasing tensions over Tajkistan’s plans to construct a large hydropower dam on the Vakhsh River, according to a spokesperson from Tajiktransga ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/02/2013 - 10:25

  10. US Military Base in Tajikistan Could Nix Controversial Roghun Dam?

    The controversial Roghun hydroelectric plant in Tajikistan could be shelved after talks with the United States on the possible establishment of a military base in the country. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/09/2012 - 09:45

  11. Islamic Bank Allocates Nearly $1 Billion USD for Water, Energy, Food Security in Africa, Central Asia

    The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has announced $912.8 million USD in funding for development projects in a number of member countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2013 - 16:53

  12. Central Asia’s Biggest Trans-Boundary Water Challenge in Amu Dary, Syr Darya Basins

    9 Nov 2011- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, ALMATY The most challenging situation related to management of trans-boundary water resources in Central Asia has emerged in the basins of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, the largest rivers in the regi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:37

  13. Water Scarcity Could Affect Regional Stability in Central, South Asia

    1 Mar 2011- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Water scarcity in Central and South Asia, particularly Afghanistan and Pakistan, is “fueling dangerous tensions” that could affect regional stability and US foreign policy in the r ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2013 - 16:07

  14. Afghan Farming Fuels Central Asian Water Crisis

    15 Feb 2011- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Afghanistan, PAMIR MOUNTAINS Afghanistan is the source of 90 percent of the world’s heroin and the drug trade that winds through Central Asia, giving bordering countries security problems. But replacing Afghan ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 15:13

  15. A Glimmer of Hope for the Aral Sea?

    27 Jan 2011- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (OOSKAnews) TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (OOSKAnews)-- Efforts to halt the steady destruction of the Aral Sea are getting renewed attention from donors, but will face continued hurdles in the year ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2013 - 16:07

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