YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Drought is driving residents out of southern Iraq’s once infamous marshlands and killing of livestock. Newark, New Jersey replaces nearly all of its lead service lines in only three years. A water crisis in a small town in northern Canada has cost officials more than one million dollars in less than a […]
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YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN High fluoride levels in Kenya’s Lake Baringo have caused a bone-weakening disease that has left many villagers unable to walk. Environmental and human rights groups sue the Department of Homeland Security for potential environmental pollution caused by the use of teargas in Portland, Oregon. Maryland residents have nearly $60 million due in […]
Rising water levels in the lakes along the Great Rift Valley have pushed thousands in Kenya from their homes, endangering people’s livelihoods and wildlife in the region.
Youth-led organizations in Kenya are working to stop the spread of Covid-19 in informal settlements by building handwashing stations, according to UN-Habitat. With support from UN-Habitat and other government, non-profit, and private partners, there have been an estimated 1.5 million hands washed since the work began 5 months ago. The “One Stop Centers” started with […]
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Kenya, a coordinated effort by the government and aid organizations addresses water, hygiene, and sanitation.
As a warming climate spurs more extreme weather, herders in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid northern parts can lose up to 10 percent of their livestock when drought hits.
A clash over water left eleven people dead and two injured in Marsabit County, Kenya, during the first week of May, 2019.
The Rundown Water shortages are stirring unrest across Kenya. In the Rift Valley, tribal clashes over water and pasture are common. Both domestic tribes and those from neighboring countries, including South Sudan and Ethiopia, spar frequently. In the past week, six Turkana herdsmen were shot dead near the Kenya-South Sudan border. Elsewhere in the Rift […]
The Global Rundown Nairobi, Kenya, seeks new water sources amid faltering rainfall. The mayor of Flint, Michigan, pledges to fight “unwarranted” state oversight of the city’s water system. South Africa lifts its drought national disaster as dry conditions ease. New research shows that annual storm-related flood damages could double as coral reefs die off. Water […]
The Rundown In recent years, Kenya has grappled with recurring drought. The dry spells are detrimental to agriculture and force many Kenyans to travel long distances for water. An estimated 2.4 million Kenyans are food insecure, and many lack access to clean drinking water. Resource shortages and political disputes trigger a variety of conflicts in […]
The Global Rundown A dam in Kenya’s Rift Valley bursts after weeks of heavy rain, killing at least 47 people. Puerto Rico rations water, food, and other supplies in preparation for the Atlantic hurricane season. Mexico and the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada are likely to see cutbacks in water supply from the Colorado […]
The Global Rundown Two dams in Kenya are on the verge of overflowing after heavy rains. A study finds that the thinning of trees in California saved billions of gallons of water from being evaporated into the atmosphere. Water stress deepens across India, where more than 150 million people lack access to clean water. Louisiana […]