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.

HotSpots H2O: Lowest Rainfall In Decades Pushes North Korea Toward Famine

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The lack of rain is worsening North Korea’s chronic food shortages, and an estimated 10.1 million people, about 40 percent of the population, are facing severe food insecurity.
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HotSpots H2O, May 13: Eleven Killed in Kenya Water Quarrel

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A clash over water left eleven people dead and two injured in Marsabit County, Kenya, during the first week of May, 2019.
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HotSpots H2O: Floods, Sanctions, and Shortages Deluge Iran

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The Trump administration announced last week that it will…

HotSpots H2O: Worsening Drought and Conflict Loom in Southeast Asia

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More than 66 million Southeast Asians had their lives disrupted by drought in the past three decades.

HotSpots H2O: California Water District Sues to Stop Colorado Drought Plan

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The Imperial Irrigation District, an influential agency on the Colorado River, sued to halt a basinwide drought plan.

HotSpots H2O: Attack on Libya’s Capital Cuts Off Water for Civilians, Detained Refugees

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An outbreak of waterborne diseases may be imminent in Tripoli, Libya’s embattled capital and largest city.

HotSpots H2O: South Sudanese Dying from Thirst and Water-Related Violence

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According to government estimates, 80 percent of South Sudanese do not have steady access to clean water.

HotSpots H2O: Reversing a Drought Pattern, Afghanistan Struck by Deadly Floods

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After years of drought, wet weather returned, in force, to Afghanistan this winter.