HotSpots H2O, July 16: War, Drought, and Upstream Dams Hinder Water Access in Iraq

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In Iraq, water availability has been both a casualty and a catalyst of conflict.

HotSpots H2O, July 9: Protests in Iran Turn Violent as Discontent Over Water Scarcity Grows

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Water-related protests in Iran turned violent last week, leaving eleven people injured in the city of Abadan.

HotSpots H2O, July 2: Tensions Simmer Across India as Water Supply Falters

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The Rundown Hot temperatures and dwindling water supplies sparked…

HotSpots H2O, June 25: Boko Haram Impedes Water Access In Northeast Nigeria As Lake Chad Shrinks

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The Rundown Boko Haram militants have terrorized northeast Nigeria…

HotSpots H2O, June 18: Yemen’s Water Supply Jeopardized Again in Battle for Hodeidah

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The siege of Hodeidah is the biggest battle so far in Yemen’s brutal proxy war.

HotSpots H2O, June 11: Over 200,000 Rohingya Refugees At Risk from Monsoon Flooding, Landslides

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The Rundown Nearly 1 million refugees fled Myanmar in the last…

HotSpots H2O, June 4: Thousands Go Thirsty as Fighting Halts Desalination in Derna, Libya

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The Rundown Fighting in Derna, Libya, reached “unprecedented…

HotSpots H2O, May 29: Year After Siege, Water Shortages Linger in Philippines City

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The Rundown In May 2017, a battle between Islamic State-linked…

HotSpots H2O, May 21: Drought, Then Floods, Destabilize Kenya

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The Rundown In recent years, Kenya has grappled with recurring…

HotSpots H2O, May 14: Water Shortages, Malnutrition, and Ebola Overwhelm the Congo

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The Rundown The Democratic Republic of Congo’s once-peaceful…

HotSpots H2O, May 7: Yemen Risks Another Cholera Outbreak During Rainy Season, Ramadan

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The Rundown As the rainy season arrives in Yemen, health experts…

HotSpots H2O, April 23: Spotlight on South Sudan

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Conflict with anti-government rebels has aggravated water shortages in a country where public services are already in short supply.