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  1. UN Calls on International Community to Build Resilience, Food Security in Central America

    1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior Uni ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2016 - 10:07

  2. EC Provides $15 Million to Help Caribbean Nations Cope With Drought

    31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is providing $15.5 million USD to help Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba cope with ongoing drought. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:15

  3. 3.5 Million in Central America Face Hunger Due to El Niño: Oxfam America

    6 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA, United States The El Niño weather phenomenon is affecting at least 7 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, who are facing floods and water and food shortages, relief group Oxfam said th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/06/2016 - 10:07

  4. Haiti Issues Red Alert Due to Cholera Surge

    19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitian officials issued a red alert last week due to a surge in cholera cases in the country. The Ministry of Health said that as of September 30th, there had been 22,511 new infections ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/19/2015 - 10:00

  5. One-Quarter of Haitian Children Have Intestinal Parasites

    1 Sep 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti About a quarter of Haitian children aged 6 to 15 suffer from some type of intestinal parasite, according to a survey released this week by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Populat ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/01/2015 - 10:03

  6. Governments in Central America, Caribbean Issue Drought Alert

    24 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Governments of Central American and the Dominican Republic last week issued an official alert over severe drought in the region. Following a meeting in El Salvador on August 20th, the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/24/2015 - 10:06

  7. Cholera Won’t Be Eradicated From Haiti Until Water, Sanitation Issues Are Addressed: UN Official

    2 Jul 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The cholera outbreak in Haiti is currently under control, but the disease will not be eradicated from the country until the government and international donors give a higher priority to im ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/02/2015 - 10:28

  8. American Red Cross Under Scutiny Over Fate of $500 Million in Donations for Haiti

    4 Jun 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross raised almost $500 million USD to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, yet little of that money has actually gone towar ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/04/2015 - 11:54

  9. World Bank Provides $50 Million to Fight Cholera in Haiti

    29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2015 - 10:16

  10. UN Official Warns That Haiti Cholera Outbreak Is Falling Off the International Radar

    15 May 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria The cholera outbreak in Haiti has fallen off the international agenda, but the epidemic remains “a humanitarian emergency” that should not be forgotten, a UN official said this week. In an edit ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2015 - 05:32

  11. Coalition Calls for More International Support to End Cholera on Hispaniola

    20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola has called on the international community to step up efforts to end the epidemic in Haiti and th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/20/2015 - 09:16

  12. Drought Forces Dominican Utility to "Streamline" Supply

    2 Jan 2015- 10:32 by Local Press Report SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Today Santo Domingo Water and Sewage Utility (CAASD) director Alejandro Montas on Tuesday warned that a drought that has begun to parch the country has forced the agency to “streamline” piped ...

    Local Press Report - 01/02/2015 - 10:32

  13. USAID, NASA to Use Satellite Imagery in Lower Mekong Region

    6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satel ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2014 - 10:35

  14. Cristobal Affects Basic Services, But Eases Shortages in Dominican Republic

    27 Aug 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane as it heads toward the US East Coast this week, has killed two people and displaced over 3,600 in the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/27/2014 - 10:14

  15. Storms, Floods Displace Thousands in Dominican Republic

    25 Aug 2014- 10:21 by Local Press Report SANTO DOMINGO Bernama One person has been swept away and 4,000 displaced when heavy rains from a newly forming tropical depression slammed into the Dominican Republic, authorities said, warning the Bahamas was next ...

    Local Press Report - 08/25/2014 - 10:21