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Egypt’s Nile River Pressured by Population Growth, Rising Sea Level

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Threats to the Nile and explosive population growth are pushing Egypt toward severe water scarcity.

Cape Town Outlines Plans for Emergency Water Distribution

Residents will be allowed 25 liters (6.6 gallons) per person per day at 200 collection points.

Cape Town’s “Day Zero” Approaches

Local authorities estimate that taps will be turned off by April 29, 2018.

Cape Town Rations Water Before Reservoirs Hit Zero

No end to water crisis in South Africa’s second largest city. By…

To Avoid Drought Calamity, Cape Town Restricts Water Use

Reservoirs supplying city of 4 million are nearing bottom during…

Drought, Heat, and Conflict Strand Residents of Dadaab

World’s largest refugee camp illustrates human costs of water-scarce…
Located in the central arid region of Tunisia, Metlaoui sees periodic bursts of rainfall which can cause flash floods. In 2009, floods damaged the cities main railroad, a vital line for the regions mining operations.

Tunisia’s Thirst Uprising: A Nation on the Edge

Despite major gains since the Arab Spring, Tunisia's future remains…

Drought-Hit Zimbabwe Unravels Amid Humanitarian, Economic, and Political Crises

Protests threaten to unseat Mugabe government, while four million people face hunger.

Water Scarcity, Public Protest Slow Foreign Farmland Purchases

New GRAIN study finds changed conditions in international “land grabs.”

This Is South Africa

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Love, despair, and human progress converge in a magnificent land.

El Nino Is Over But the Damage Continues

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More than 60 million people face hunger, malnutrition. By…