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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. Funding For Drinking Water Supply In Northern Haiti

    12 Dec 2018- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Info WASHINGTON DC, United States The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has approved a $125 Million USD grant for a drinking water supply system in Haiti’s north region. The project will include urban, periurban, and r ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 12/12/2018 - 10:28

  3. Oxfam Haiti Rapes: British Executive Resigns

    12 Feb 2018- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Info LONDON, UK BBC, London Oxfam's deputy chief executive has resigned over the handling of a sex scandal involving aid workers. The charity is accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used p ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 02/12/2018 - 10:30

  4. 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

  5. IDB: $65 Million USD for WASH in Haiti

    1 Nov 2017- 10:34 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE Caribbean News Now Haiti will improve drinking water and sanitation services in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, as well as in rural areas, in particular those affected by Hurricane Matthew, with ...

    Local Press Report - 11/01/2017 - 10:34

  6. UN Touts Anti-Cholera Initiative in Haiti

    27 Apr 2017- 06:52 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE United Nations News Centre Since 2010, the cholera epidemic in Haiti has directly affected 805,000 people and taken the lives of more than 9,480 [official figures as of 11 March 2017]. The UN-backed ...

    Local Press Report - 05/01/2017 - 12:40

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Aid to Ecuador Children 6 Months after Quake Remains Challenging: UNICEF

    18 Oct 2016- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The United Nations International Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has reported this week that meeting the post-earthquake health and humanitarian needs of children in Ecuador remains a significant challe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/18/2016 - 09:31

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. UN to Donate $181 million USD to Haiti for Cholera Epidemic Relief

    3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations announced on September 29th that it will donate $181 million USD to help Haiti deal with the country’s continuing cholera epidemic, and will provide an equal amoun ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2016 - 10:15

  13. State of Emergency Extended in Quake-Hit Ecuadorian Provinces

    29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The state of emergency has been extended to October 15th in Ecuador’s Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces, which were hard hit by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/29/2016 - 07:14

  14. 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

  15. Ecuador Villagers vs Chevron: Latest Legal Front Opens in Ontario

    20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadori ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/20/2016 - 09:30

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