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Microfinance Has Potential To Increase Funding For Sanitation In Developing Countries

The Guardian: Can microfinance help boost sanitation coverage? Sophie Trémolet, water and sanitation economist, and Goufrane Mansour, water and sanitation specialist, both at Trémolet Consulting “…While microfinance is usually associated with income generation, rather than taps and toilets, growing evidence shows that it could be a solution for funding sanitation…

Typhoid Outbreak Reported Among Palestinian Refugees In Syria

New York Times: Syria: Typhoid Threatens Refugees “A typhoid outbreak is threatening displaced Palestinian residents from the Yarmouk refugee camp outside Damascus, Syria, the United Nations reported Wednesday…” (Gladstone, 8/19). U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. agency reaches areas near Yarmouk camp as typhoid outbreak hits Palestinian refugees “… ‘Amidst reports…

Lack Of Port Access In Yemen Stalls Deliveries Of Fuel, Food, Medicines

Devex: In Yemen, aid work stalls along with fuel, supply imports “…[In September, a] much-awaited shipment of replenishment supplies for [Oxfam’s] water and sanitation interventions in conflict-torn Yemen is expected to arrive, bringing tanks, pumps, and tools like welding machines. As with fuel, food, and medicines, these supplies have become…

UNICEF Responds To Sierra Leone’s Latest Ebola Outbreak With WASH, Social Support

Huffington Post: Protecting The Most Vulnerable in Sierra Leone’s Latest Ebola Outbreak David Bull, executive director of UNICEF U.K. “…UNICEF supported the response to [the latest Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone’s Massesebe Village] by providing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) supplies, by supporting social mobilization activities in Massesebe and the…

Water Management Vital To Achieving SDGs, World Bank Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Water management key to achieving sustainable development goals — World Bank “As demand for water grows, the world must focus on how the precious resource will be shared among farmers, the energy sector, and cities if it is to achieve the United Nations’ new development agenda, a…

USAID-Supported Initiatives Provide Clean Water, Sanitation To Central Sudan

USAID’s “Impact”: Providing Clean Water to Families Fleeing Violence in Central Darfur Amani Osman, communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Sudan, discusses how the organization, along with Triangle Generation Humanitaire, are bringing clean water and sanitation practices to people fleeing violence in Central Darfur through USAID-supported rapid…

Humanosphere Podcast Discusses Water’s Role In Global Development, Other Public Health Issues

Humanosphere: Water’s critical role in the fight against poverty: Peter Gleick In this podcast, Gabe Spitzer of KPLU speaks to Peter Gleick, director and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, about how water is “critical to making progress against poverty, for economic justice, human development, and … environmental sustainability.” Also during…

New Analysis Shows Regions, Countries Most Vulnerable To Water Stress

Washington Post: These countries will be hit hardest by water stress in the future “…A new analysis from the World Resources Institute (WRI) shows which regions are most vulnerable to water stress — in other words, the places where demand for water will be highest and supply lowest. The rankings,…

Reducing Poverty In Central America Connected To Access To Water, Energy, Climate Resiliency

Inter Press Service: Water, Climate, Energy Intertwined with Fight Against Poverty in Central America “Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people — almost half of the population — out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and adaptation to climate change.…

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