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Teen girl sailors urge greater ocean protection

Two accomplished teenage sailors from the Caribbean are calling for stronger laws against dumping litter in the ocean.

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Water is ‘catalyst’ for cooperation, not conflict, UN chief tells Security Council

Stressing the importance of diplomacy to prevent and resolve trans-boundary disputes over water resources, Secretary-General António Guterres today told the United Nations Security Council that water serves as “a catalyst” for cooperation among nations, even those that are not on good terms.

Podcast: Lawyer runs 40 marathons to highlight water, sanitation issues

A charity runner who does not particularly enjoy running has completed 40 marathons in 40 days to raise awareness about the global goal of providing all people with clean water and sanitation by 2030.

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News in Brief 17 May 2017 (AM)

Somali drought “tragedy continues to unfold”

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News in Brief 15 May 2017 (AM)

Poverty impacting 25% of children in Middle East and North Africa

Poverty is continuing to impact at least 29 million children across the Middle East and North Africa, or one in four children in the region.

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Matt Damon on helping 5.5 million access water: World Bank

Hollywood star Matt Damon’s been telling the World Bank how a simple loan scheme has allowed around 5.5 million people to access affordable water.

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UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency

The United Nations agricultural agency created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to figure out how much water is being used to irrigate crops, focusing on parts of Africa and the Middle East that are facing water scarcity.

News in Brief 13 April 2017 (AM)

More investment needed to meet SDG water and sanitation targets

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Sanitary facilities and adequate nutrition key factors in keeping girls in school

Girls who do not have access to separate sanitary facilities or enough to eat are more likely to drop out of school, and in displaced communities, the problem is exacerbated.

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Former “Lost Boy” bringing water to South Sudan

Small grassroots organizations can make a “great difference” in the communities where they work, according to the founder of a not-for-profit that is providing villagers in South Sudan with access to water.

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