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. 
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HotSpots H2O: New UN Report Details Global Progress and Problems With Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

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A new report by WHO and UNICEF finds that 2.2 billion people live far below contemporary standards for safe water and sanitation.

HotSpots H2O: Violence Flares in India Amid Record Heat and Delayed Monsoon Rains

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India’s monsoon, essential for the country’s water supply, arrived a week late this year, testing the patience of a country where extreme weather is fraying the social fabric.
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HotSpots H2O: Somalia on the Edge of Famine After Driest Rainy Season In Decades

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Somalia’s current rainy season has failed, a situation that the United Nations warns could leave a third of the country’s residents food insecure by July.

HotSpots H2O: Islamic State’s Scorched-Earth Tactics Devastate Promising Harvests

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Wheat and barley fields across Iraq and Syria are ablaze following attacks by Islamic State militants.

HotSpots H2O: Two Years After Siege, Thousands Still Lack Clean Water in Philippines City

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Two years after an Islamic State siege on Marawi, tens of thousands of people still have not returned to their homes in the lakeside city in the southern Philippines.