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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: 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: 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.
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HotSpots H2O: Water, Food Shortages Deadlier than Violence in Embattled Yemen

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A grim, new UNICEF report estimates that children under five in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from dirty water than from being shot.
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HotSpots H2O: Worst-Ever Power Outage Deepens Venezuela Water Insecurity

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When a nationwide power outage struck two weeks ago, parts of the country slipped into total chaos.