3 May 2022 HAMILTON, Canada
UN University has launched a first-of-its-kind assessment of water security in Africa and the results are alarming. Reliable data is limited; in some cases, "progress" has to be "guesstimated".
30 Apr 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
$200 Million USD added to aid package for Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia. UN estimates requirement exceeds $4.4 Billion USD. 20 million people facing starvation.
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
30 Apr 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
City's water storage off 30 percent, consumption up approximately 90 percent. Twenty demonstrators against a water transfer project sentenced to 7 years in prison and 74 lashes.
26 Apr 2022 CAIRO, Egypt
Africa Union efforts to conclude agreement inconclusive; water conservation projects in Egypt fall short of meeting needs.
26 Apr 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Instability in Afghanistan has prevented implementation of 1973 water treaty to Iran’s satisfaction. New talks have not achieved a new agreement.
26 Apr 2022 KYIV, Ukraine
Direct bombing of water infrastructure facilities and electricity cuts and other indirect conflict-related damaged has severely reduced water supplies throughout the country. UNICEF concerned about rising occurrence of water-borne diseases.
26 Apr 2022 DUSHANBE, Tajikistan
The government of Tajikistan shares the background of the Dushanbe Process and how the second conference is now considered a stepping stone on the "Road To New York".
26 Apr 2022 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Record rainfall event in Kwazulu-Natal has resulted in almost 500 deaths and destruction of homes and public infrastructure. Disaster management teams and humanitarian groups are working to provide medical aid, food and blankets to affected communities.
26 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new research series to inform the UN Security Council (UNSC) on climate-related and development risks in selected countries has launched its summary on Iraq. It highlights the vulnerability of Iraq to the impacts of climate change, its dependency on natural resources, and the environment of conflict, poverty, political instability and corruption.
21 Apr 2022 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
Tegucigalpa is facing a "humanitarian crisis" due to lack of water. Officials cite historical mismanagement and warn of ensuing public health issues and effect on economy.
21 Apr 2022 VICTORIA DE DURANGO, Mexico
Water treatment facility and 52 km of pipes criticized as "too expensive" with price tag of $500 Million USD. Contracts let in March and April.