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  1. International Community Urged to Address Humanitarian Crisis Caused by El Niño

    27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected b ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:44

  2. El Niño Puts Unprecedented Strain on Humanitarian Aid System: Oxfam

    8 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OXFORD, United Kingdom This year’s unusually strong El Niño will put unprecedented pressure on the global humanitarian system, relief organization Oxfam warned last week.  The group said in a statement that acc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/08/2016 - 09:59

  3. UN Seeks $20 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance in 2016

    9 Dec 2015- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations and humanitarian partners around the world will need $20.1 billion USD to meet the needs of over 87.6 million people in 37 countries in 2016, according the UN’s ne ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2015 - 11:45

  4. 90 Percent of Guatemala’s Freshwater Sources Are Contaminated: Study

    1 Jul 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Ninety percent of Guatemala’s freshwater sources are contaminated, according to a new report by Virginia Mosquera, a researcher at Rafael Landivar University’s Institute of Agriculture ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2015 - 10:48

  5. Guatamalan Mega-Dam Linked to Human Rights Abuses, Deaths

    27 Mar 2015- 10:02 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Guardian A planned mega-dam in Guatemala, whose carbon credits will be tradable under the EU’s emissions trading system, has been linked to grave human rights abuses, including the killing of six ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2015 - 10:02

  6. Central America’s Drought Expected to Continue Through October

    25 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Climatologists and meteorologists from Central America are predicting that drought conditions in the region will continue through August, September, and October. Following a recent Cl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/25/2014 - 10:22

  7. Activists Hold Conclave Against Mining in Mexico's Puebla State

    20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUEBLA, Mexico More than 600 activists met in the town of Tlamanca, in Mexico's Puebla state, on March 15-16 for a conclave against open pit mining and in defense of indigenous communities’ rights to land ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/20/2014 - 10:13

  8. Pharmaceutical Residue Found in Guatemalan Rivers

    13 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Residue from pharmaceuticals like acetaminophen, caffeine, dexketoprofen, phenylephrine and ibuprofen have been found in the Villalobos and Las Vacas rivers in Guatemala. El Periodico ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/13/2013 - 10:11

  9. Central American Integration System Calls for Development of Wastewater Systems

    10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Central America and the Dominican Republic must invest in sanitation systems in order to reduce water contamination, according to a recent study by the San Salvador-based Central Amer ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/10/2013 - 10:18

  10. Guatemalan Departments on Alert for Cholera From Mexico

    20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala The National Hospital of Huehuetenango, located in the Huehuetenango department on Guatemala's border with Mexico, has issued a yellow alert after two cases of cholera were detec ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/20/2013 - 10:00

  11. Recycling Plant to Reduce Pollution in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

    18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemala’s Sololá municipality inaugurated the new Tzolojyá recycling plant, which is expected to help reduce pollution levels in nearby Lake Atitlan. Several municipalities particip ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2013 - 10:05

  12. Guatemalan Health Ministry Issues Regulations on Water Chlorination

    11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemala's Ministry of Health last week released new regulations for water providers in the form of a manual on “vigilance and control of the quality for water for human consump ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/11/2013 - 10:35

  13. Guatemala Moves Forward With Plan to Clean Lake Atitlan

    26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan government authorities met last week to discuss plans to clean water in the Lake Atitlan basin, which has experienced cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms since 2010. Th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/26/2013 - 10:09