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HotSpots H2O: Refugees Left Without Water, Supplies After Moria Camp Burns on Lesbos

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The largest refugee camp in Europe caught fire earlier this month, destroying most of the camp and leaving an estimated 12,000 residents homeless and without water, basic hygiene, and food.

HotSpots H2O: As Tensions Rise in the Southern Caucasus, Water Shortages Continue

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Decades-long conflict has left water supply networks in disrepair and exacerbated water shortages for civilians in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

HotSpots H2O: In Kenya, Lake Water Rise Endangers Livelihoods and Wildlife

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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.

HotSpots H2O: First Covid Case Linked to Community Spread Rattles Gaza

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Gaza authorities announced last week the first Covid-19 case…

HotSpots H2O: In Wake of Explosion, Beirut Finds Water, Goods in Short Supply

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Thousands of people in Beirut face intense water, sanitation, and food shortages as Covid-19 cases spike in the days since a massive explosion demolished the port in Lebanon's capital.

HotSpots H2O: Caribbean Prepares for Hurricane Season That Is Colliding with the Pandemic

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In the midst of the global pandemic, Caribbean countries are preparing for the brunt of an Atlantic hurricane season that is more menacing than usual.

HotSpots H2O: Climate Change, Pandemic, Violence Are Volatile Mix in Chad

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A warming climate was already making life difficult in Chad, a landlocked country squeezed against the encroaching sands of the Sahara.

HotSpots H2O : Tensions Rise in Horn of Africa as Ethiopia Fills Controversial Dam

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, situated snuggly between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan on the Blue Nile, has brought years of controversy to the Horn of Africa.

HotSpots H2O: In Burkina Faso, Seasonal Floods Spread Illness, Uproot People

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The rainy season has hit Burkina Faso, and with it an array of flooding and waterborne disease that has uprooted people from their homes.

HotSpots H2O: Water Outages Return to Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon as Covid-19 Cases Surge

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Nearly 2,000 people on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon have been ordered to boil their water for the last several weeks.

HotSpots H2O: Embattled Northwest Syria Sees First Covid-19 Case

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The first case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in northwestern Syria, sparking fears about the spread of the disease in the embattled region where water is scarce. 

HotSpots H2O: Conflict and Covid-19 Disrupt Water Supplies in Ukraine

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Aerial bombardment as part of a years-long conflict has once again upset water supplies in eastern Ukraine, leaving many civilians without running water in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.