HotSpots H2O: Coronavirus Threat Rattles Water-Scarce Refugee Camps

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As the coronavirus expands across the globe, millions of refugees living in crowded, ill-equipped camps are bracing for the arrival of the pandemic. 

HotSpots H2O: Venezuela, Where Hospitals and Homes Lack Soap and Water, Announces First Coronavirus Cases

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For years, Venezuela’s healthcare system has veered toward collapse. Water, medicine, protective equipment, and other essentials have been in short supply. As the country reports its first coronavirus cases, experts fear the nation could be an ideal breeding ground for the disease. 

HotSpots H2O: Public to Decide Fate of Contested Brewery in Northern Mexico

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The future of a controversial brewery in northern Mexico will be determined by the public, according to statements from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. 

HotSpots H2O: Government Response Criticized as Third Storm Deluges the United Kingdom

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Last month was the wettest February ever recorded in the United Kingdom, and more rain is expected over the next week.

HotSpots H2O: As the Mekong Withers, China Releases Water from Controversial Upstream Dams

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A top-ranking Chinese official declared that the country is releasing more water from its dams on the upper Mekong River in order to aid drought-stricken downstream neighbors.

HotSpots H2O: Drowning In South Africa Sparks Riot Over Water Shortages

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A young girl’s drowning in eastern South Africa this January aggravated existing frustrations over water supply in the parched nation. 

HotSpots H2O: Northwest Syrian Health Services Collapse Amid 'Judgement Day' Conditions

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Approximately 586,000 people in northwest Syria have been driven from their homes since December 1.

HotSpots H2O: Violence Flares in Africa’s Sahel, Intensifying Water and Sanitation Woes

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Violence is on the rise in Africa’s Sahel region, aggravating existing water and sanitation struggles in countries where previous rounds of fighting cut access to water sources.

HotSpots H2O: Dengue, Cholera Remain Concerns in Yemen’s Conflict Zone

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After a lull, conflict in Yemen is flaring again. The uptick in fighting is complicating attempts by health workers to stem the spread of infectious, waterborne diseases like dengue fever and cholera that have multiplied during years of civil war.

HotSpots H2O: Peace Deal May Halt Siege of Tripoli

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Shortages of basic amenities like power and water have become commonplace in Tripoli, Libya, in the last year.

HotSpots H2O: Jakarta Reels from Heaviest Rainfall on Record

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Floodwaters submerged large parts of Indonesia’s capital, a situation made worse by the city’s severe land subsidence.

HotSpots H2O: Water-Related Violence Spikes in Past Decade

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Water-related violence has doubled in the past decade, according to data compiled by the Pacific Institute.