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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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Guatemala City Authorities Lack Data on Water Use

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Metropolitan Guatemala City is facing a water crisis due to inequitable and disorganized supply, loss of water sources, a reduction in aquifer recharge, lack of water management legis ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:15

  9. Central America Needs Comprehensive Climate Change Strategy: IUCN

    18 Sep 2014- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Central America is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, and countries there need a comprehensive strategy to mitigate its on diverse sectors, said Rocío Córdo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/18/2014 - 10:38

  10. Coca-Cola Program to Replenish Watersheds in Latin America

    12 Sep 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Coca-Cola Company Latin Center and local Coca-Cola bottlers Area Continental, BEPENSA and Coca-Cola FEMSA have teamed up with the Latin American Water Funds Partnership to pro ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/12/2014 - 10:26

  11. Honduran Legislator Proposes Creation of Irrigation Fund

    4 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Ramón Chacón, a federal legislator with the Liberal Party of Honduras, has introduced a proposal to create a Fund for the Development of Irrigation Systems (Fonriego) to the National Congr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/04/2014 - 09:59

  12. Guatemala Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought, Calls for International Aid

    29 Aug 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina on August 25th announced a state of emergency for 16 of the country’s 22 departments due to drought. He said the ongoing lack of rain could pote ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2014 - 10:34

  13. Guatemala Presents Progress Report on Lake Amatitlán Pollution Control Plan

    7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Representatives of Spanish water and environmental consultancy INCLAM Group and Guatemala's Authority for the Sustainable Management of Lake Amatitlán (AMSA) last week presented r ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/07/2014 - 11:04

  14. 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

  15. Guatemalan Community Leaders Demand Cancellation of Mining Licenses

    15 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Some 50 community leaders from the municipality of Cabricán, in Guatemala's Quetzaltenango department, have demanded a public hearing in the country's Constitutional Court t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/16/2014 - 11:58

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