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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. 

HotSpots H2O: In Somalia, Covid-19 Compounds Water Stress

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The fragile situation for herders in Somalia and Somaliland, where harsh weather has stripped the land of food and water, is being exacerbated by the spread of Covid-19.

HotSpots H2O: Aid Groups Airlift Water and Sanitation Supplies to Venezuela

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Deteriorating conditions have led to chronic shortages of food, medicine, and running water, in Venezuela amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

HotSpots H2O: Water, Sanitation Services Face Shutdown in Yemen as Aid Funding Falls Short

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Aid operations to offset the deprivations of war are at risk of collapse in Yemen as funding falters, the United Nations warned last week. 

HotSpots H2O: In Niger, Thousands Flee Attack That Cut Water to 35,000 Refugees

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Dozens of gunmen descended last week on Intikane, a town in western Niger that had been hosting 35,000 displaced people.

HotSpots H2O: Major Cyberattack on Israeli Water Systems Foreshadows Future Dangers to Infrastructure

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Israel thwarted a major cyberattack on its water systems last month, the country’s national cyber chief Yigal Unna confirmed last week.

HotSpots H2O: Powerful Cyclone Amphan Uproots Millions in Bangladesh and India

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Parts of Bangladesh and eastern India are reeling in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than a decade. 

HotSpots H2O: First Case of Covid-19 Confirmed in Crowded Rohingya Refugee Camps

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The first case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in one of the world's largest refugee camps, in Bangladesh, which has been preparing for months for the arrival of the illness. 

HotSpots H2O: Flooding, Locusts, and Covid-19 Strike East Africa

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Heavy rainfall and fatal flooding struck parts of East Africa over the past several weeks, leaving hundreds of people dead and displacing thousands. 

HotSpots H2O: Tracking Covid-19 Cases in the World’s Most Vulnerable Countries

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The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in countries identified as priorities in the humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 30,000, according to data collected by ReliefWeb.

HotSpots H2O: Acute Hunger Could Double Worldwide Due to Covid-19 Crisis, WFP Warns

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The World Food Programme and other aid organizations warn that the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic reverberations could cause a substantial spike in global food insecurity.