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  1. Brazilian Judge Blocks BHP Billiton, Vale Assets Over Tailings Dam Disaster

    21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A Brazilian judge has blocked the assets of BHP Billiton and Vale, co-owners of the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, to cover damages caused by the tailings dam burst at the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/21/2015 - 10:08

  2. Bolivia's Former UN Ambassador Calls Paris Climate Deal a "Death Sentence"

    17 Dec 2015- 09:12 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Daily Caller “The Paris Agreement is a death sentence for many people,” former climate negotiator for Bolivia Pablo Solón commented on Monday. “A world with temperature increases more than 3 degrees Ce ...

    Local Press Report - 12/17/2015 - 09:13

  3. COP21: 195 Nations Sign Paris Climate Agreement

    13 Dec 2015- 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Representatives of 195 nations on December 12th signed an historic agreement aimed at halting global warming. The agreement, signed after an all-night session in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/14/2015 - 10:02

  4. 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

  5. UN Special Rapporteur Calls on Brazil to Ensure Human Right to Safe Water Following Tailings Dam Disaster

    9 Dec 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Léo Heller this week called on the Brazilian government to address the ongoing effects of last month’s tailings ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2015 - 10:04

  6. UN Urges Support to Mitigate Effects of Ethiopian Drought

    9 Dec 2015- 08:59 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA United Nations News Center The United Nations yesterday stepped up its efforts to mitigate the effects of the worst drought to strike Ethiopia in 30 years, with an appeal from the heads of four UN humani ...

    Local Press Report - 12/09/2015 - 08:59

  7. Over 19 Million Yemenis Lack Water, Sanitation Access: OCHA

    25 Nov 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen Some 21.2 million people in Yemen-- 82 percent of the population-- are in need of some type of assistance to meet their basic needs, with some 19.3 million lacking access to clean water and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/25/2015 - 10:17

  8. UN Secretary General Highlights Link Between Water, Disaster Resilience

    23 Nov 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an integrated approach to water management and disaster risk reduction. Speaking at a meeting on the issue, held last wee ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/23/2015 - 10:39

  9. South Sudan Is Worst Place in the World to Find a Toilet; India Has Longest Lines: WaterAid

    20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom South Sudan is the hardest place in the world to find a household toilet, according to a new report by international charity WaterAid. The report, “ It’s No Joke: The State of the World’ ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/23/2015 - 08:57

  10. Rural to Urban Migration Creates Water, Sanitation Crisis in Pacific Cities

    19 Nov 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia Increasing rural to urban migration in the Pacific has created urgent water, sanitation and health challenges in the informal settlements that are springing up in the region’s capital cities, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2015 - 10:00

  11. Coalition Airstrikes Destroy Water Project in Yemen’s Saada Province

    18 Nov 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAADA, Yemen Airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition have destroyed a water project in Yemen’s Saada province, Yemeni news agency Saba reported this week, quoting an unnamed security source. The source said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2015 - 10:05

  12. Damaged Water Pipelines Put Heat, Power Supply at Risk in Eastern Ukraine: UNICEF

    13 Nov 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Damaged pipelines in eastern Ukraine threaten not only water supply, but also heat and electricity provision at a time when temperatures in the region are dropping, the United Nations Child ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/13/2015 - 10:27

  13. Airstrikes Shut Off Water, Power in Raqqa, Syria

    5 Nov 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAQQA, Syria A series of airstrikes this week killed 15 people and damaged a hospital, bridges, water mains and other infrastructure in the Syrian city of Raqqa, a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) group, ac ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/05/2015 - 10:06

  14. Council of Europe Warns of Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation in Eastern Ukraine

    4 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STRASBOURG, France In a report released this week, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner warned of the worsening humanitarian situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine, where 5 million people are curren ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/04/2015 - 10:01

  15. UN Humanitarian Chief to Visit Donetsk

    3 Nov 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien will visit the city of Donetsk in war-torn eastern Ukraine today (November ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/03/2015 - 10:16