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  1. UN Takes Steps to Salvage Lake Chad Basin

    20 May 2016- 08:42 by Local Press Report LAGOS The Guardian Concerned about the social and environmental crises ravaging Lake Chad Basin in the West African sub-region, the United Nations (UN) has started taking inventory of the humanitarian crisis facing ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 08:42

  2. 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

  3. Local Resource Risks in Developing Countries Can Trigger Global Risks: Report

    10 Feb 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Local resource risks-- like water stress, land-use change, food security and energy instability-- in developing countries have the potential to trigger “political and economic risks that ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/11/2015 - 11:51

  4. Shell Pays $84 Million to Niger Delta Communities Affected by Oil Spills

    9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watchdog Amnesty International and Nigerian NGO the Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) announced this week that oil giant Shell has finally paid out ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2015 - 11:27

  5. World Cannot Solve Poverty Without Solving Water, Sanitation: Clinton Global Initiative

    24 Sep 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The world’s poverty problems cannot be solved unless the issues of water and sanitation access are addressed, participants heard during a session on sanitation, held as part of the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/24/2014 - 10:45

  6. UN Launches Campaign to End Open Defecation

    29 May 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week launched a new campaign to end open defecation and to increase access to improved sanitation facilities for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who current ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2014 - 10:09

  7. World Bank Provides $400 Million in New Funds for Water Projects in Nigeria

    13 Feb 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The World Bank said this week that it is providing an additional $400 million USD for water supply programs in Nigeria in 2014. Of that total, $350 million USD will be used to fund projects that ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/13/2014 - 10:01

  8. Asian Scientists to Collaborate on Water, Environmental Protection

    27 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Asian scientists agreed during an international conference last week that there was a need for greater collaboration in water research and more exchanges of knowledge and technology in orde ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/27/2014 - 10:03

  9. Kenyan Counties Harnessing New Technologies to Transform Basic Service Provision: Survey

    4 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya County governments in Kenya are turning to new technologies, especially web-based and mobile platforms, to facilitate public engagement in service provision, according to a survey released by the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/04/2013 - 10:01

  10. Poor Sanitation Costs Pakistan $4.2 Billion

    Poor sanitation facilities in Pakistan cost the country over $4.2 billion USD per year, or 6.3 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to figures released by the United Nations last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2013 - 16:43

  11. African Climate Change Strategy Supported by UN, AfDB

    7 Mar 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report ABUJA Daily Trust African countries are creating more reliable and accurate climate information, and building more durable, climate-resilient infrastructure across the sectors as part of strategies to cushion the im ...

    Local Press Report - 03/07/2013 - 09:58

  12. UN Pushes for Niger Delta Clean-Up

    The United Nations Environment Progam (UNEP) is pushing for action to clean up oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoniland territory, which it says “could prove to be the world's most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken.” ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  13. UNEP Calls for Complete Ban on Use of Waters from Nigeria's Ogoni Land


    Local Press Report - 02/14/2013 - 10:42

  14. Nigerian Farmers File Suit Against Shell for Niger Delta Pollution

    11 Oct 2012- 08:21 by Local Press Report THE HAGUE Fox Business Royal Dutch Shell faces a lawsuit from four Nigerian villagers on Thursday in a case that could set a precedent for damage claims against international companies. Filed in a local court in Th ...

    Local Press Report - 10/11/2012 - 10:11

  15. Auditors Question Viability of EU-funded Water, Sanitation Projects in Africa

    European Union auditors are questioning the viability of EU-funded water and sanitation projects in several African nations, citing poor long-term financial and technical support that jeopardizes hundreds of millions of dollars in investments. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/01/2012 - 11:29