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  1. Climate Change Crises Under-reported By Mainstream Media

    24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 07:46

  2. US Announces “Global Water Strategy”. Does Your Country Get a Mention? What, no Pakistan? No Yemen?

    16 Nov 2017- 14:15 by OOSKAnews Info Washington, DC The aid agency of the USA has released a strategy document regarding the country’s vision of a “more water-secure world…where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and re ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 11/16/2017 - 14:23

  3. UN Agencies Launch Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Matthew-Hit Parts of Haiti

    11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN agencies including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week launched a cholera v ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/11/2016 - 08:15

  4. GlobalMedic Provides Clean Drinking Water in Haiti

    26 Oct 2016- 08:34 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE Relief Web Since Oct 6, GlobalMedic’s Rapid Response Team has been installing and distributing water purification units in communities surrounding Les Cayes, serving over 4,000 people. A second Rapid ...

    Local Press Report - 10/26/2016 - 08:34

  5. Reins at the UN: Guterres

    7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Antonio Guterres, former head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), has been confirmed as the next UN Secretary General by the UN Security Council. The UN Gener ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2016 - 11:46

  6. Hurricane Matthew Will Exacerbate Haiti Cholera

    5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Health and development professionals in Haiti are bracing for the second wave of Hurricane Matthew, as the country’s cholera epidemic threatens to spread with weather-displaced water. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/05/2016 - 11:25

  7. UNGA: More on Climate and Disease

    28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water. A n ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/28/2016 - 10:15

  8. UN Inaugurates Water Supply System in Haiti

    9 Sep 2016- 12:19 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY UN News Centre As part of its quick impact projects, the United Nations mission Haiti has inaugurated a new water supply system which is expected to provide for more than 13,800 people – more than half ...

    Local Press Report - 09/09/2016 - 12:32

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Haiti Hit by Flooding

    2 Mar 2016- 08:33 by Local Press Report CAP-HAITIEN Antigua Observer At least one person is dead and four are missing in Haiti after rains triggered mudslides and flooding that damaged more than 10,000 homes. Jean-Henri Petite, coordinator of the Civil Pr ...

    Local Press Report - 03/02/2016 - 08:33

  13. Worst Drought in 35 Years Hits Haitian Agriculture Hard

    16 Feb 2016- 08:43 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti Libre Since the beginning of 2015, Haiti has faced the worst drought in the last 35 years, reports the National Coordination for Food Security (CNSA). The phenomenon "El Niño", which ...

    Local Press Report - 02/16/2016 - 08:43

  14. Drought Leaves 3.6 Million Haitians Food Insecure: WFP

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Three years of drought, exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon, have left some 3.6 million Haitians facing food insecurity, 1.5 million of them severely food insecure, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  15. Humanitarian Situation in Haiti Has Deteriorated: UN

    19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Despite significant progress over the past six years, the humanitarian situation in Haiti has been deteriorating in recent months, the United Nations warned this week. “Despite the progre ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/26/2016 - 18:13

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