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.
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About Elena Bruess
Elena Bruess writes on the intersection of environment, health, and human rights for Circle of Blue and covers international conflict and water for Circle of Blue's HotSpots H2O.
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Decades-long conflict has left water supply networks in disrepair and exacerbated water shortages for civilians in Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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.
Along Lake Michigan’s shores, rising waters are eroding Indigenous Odawa burial sites.
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 […]
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.
Where the Oil Runs Deep, Water Turns Foul
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.
Storms are growing stronger as the planet warms. India must focus on an integrated approach after Cyclone Amphan, researchers say.
A warming climate was already making life difficult in Chad, a landlocked country squeezed against the encroaching sands of the Sahara.
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.
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Kenya, a coordinated effort by the government and aid organizations addresses water, hygiene, and sanitation.