Entries by Elena Bruess

HotSpots H2O: Refugees Left Without Water, Supplies After Moria Camp Burns on Lesbos

The largest refugee camp in Europe caught fire earlier this month, destroying most of the camp and leaving an estimated 12,000 residents homeless and without water, basic hygiene, and food.

HotSpots H2O: In Kenya, Lake Water Rise Endangers Livelihoods and Wildlife

Rising water levels in the lakes along the Great Rift Valley have pushed thousands in Kenya from their homes, endangering people’s livelihoods and wildlife in the region.

HotSpots H2O: First Covid Case Linked to Community Spread Rattles Gaza

Gaza authorities announced last week the first Covid-19 case in the Palestinian enclave was spread through the community, raising fears that a larger outbreak might occur, the Associated Press reports. Earlier cases were linked to quarantine facilities for travelers returning from abroad. Amid rising tensions, Palestinian militants sent incendiary balloons into Israel as a way to […]

HotSpots H2O: In Wake of Explosion, Beirut Finds Water, Goods in Short Supply

Thousands of people in Beirut face intense water, sanitation, and food shortages as Covid-19 cases spike in the days since a massive explosion demolished the port in Lebanon’s capital.

HotSpots H2O: Caribbean Prepares for Hurricane Season That Is Colliding with the Pandemic

In the midst of the global pandemic, Caribbean countries are preparing for the brunt of an Atlantic hurricane season that is more menacing than usual.

HotSpots H2O : Tensions Rise in Horn of Africa as Ethiopia Fills Controversial Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, situated snuggly between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan on the Blue Nile, has brought years of controversy to the Horn of Africa.