HotSpots H2O: In Bahamas, Lack of Toilets and Safe Water Pose Disease Risk After Dorian

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The Bahamas are still reeling after Hurricane Dorian caused widespread destruction earlier this month.

HotSpots H2O: In Somalia, Severe Food Shortages Follow Meager Harvest

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Somalia’s cereal production is the worst since 2011, a year when famine killed more than 200,000 people in the East African country.

HotSpots H2O: Water and Conflict Links Discussed at World Water Week

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Water shortages and climate change are contributing to a rise in conflict, according to experts at World Water Week.

HotSpots H2O: Hydropower Construction Heightens Political Pressure Along Mekong River

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Low water levels are fueling tensions between those living on the Mekong River and those who aspire to wring electricity from the backbone of Southeast Asia by damming it.

HotSpots H2O: Drought and Unrest Push Residents Out of Central America’s Dry Corridor

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Residents of Central America’s Dry Corridor are at a crossroads: stay in the drought-stricken region, where food insecurity and violence are rampant, or migrate.

HotSpots H2O: Nine Million People in South Sudan Do Not Have Enough Food

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Extreme food insecurity is affecting 9 million people in South Sudan, and thousands are at risk of famine. Severe food shortages are due to years of conflict coupled with cyclical drought. 

HotSpots H2O: Taps Run Dry for Millions in Zimbabwe’s Capital

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Half of residents in Zimbabwe’s capital are without municipal drinking water as drought and inadequate infrastructure parch the city of some 4.5 million people. 

HotSpots H2O: Deadly Monsoon Flooding Pummels Southern Asia

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As taps run dry in Chennai, residents of other areas of southern Asia are being inundated by deadly monsoon rains.

HotSpots H2O: Eight Water Facilities Attacked in Northwest Syria

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Eight water facilities in northwest Syria were damaged during skirmishes in recent weeks, disrupting drinking water provision for nearly 250,000 people.

HotSpots H2O: Rohingya Refugee Camp Overwhelmed by 23-Inch Monsoon

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For the past two weeks, deadly monsoon rains have deluged the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, wiping away vulnerable shanties and forcing thousands to relocate. 
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HotSpots H2O: Water Supply Disrupted for 3.2m in Eastern Ukraine Amid Repeated Shelling

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In the final week of June, five incidents disrupted water and sanitation systems in tumultuous Eastern Ukraine, according to a report by UNICEF. 

HotSpots H2O: France Endures Hottest Day on Record as Heatwave Parches Europe

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A record-breaking heatwave is scorching parts of Europe, sparking wildfires and prompting water restrictions. The sweltering temperatures have caused seven deaths so far.