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Middle East Conflicts Jeopardize Water for Millions

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Water is both a weapon and a casualty of violence in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen.

Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis

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Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.

Global Grain Reserves Are Low; Legacy of U.S. Drought

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Dwindling water supplies, low grain supplies, high prices for bread, meat, milk are outcomes of one of the worst droughts in the American history.

The Stream, February 27: Water Consumption of Global Food Supply Chains

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Food Sustainability A new interactive tool, developed by the…

The Stream, October 16: World Food Day

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World Food Day Yesterday was Global Handwashing Day, and today…

The Stream, October 10: Water and the State of Hunger

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Food Security Approximately 12.5 percent of the global population--or…

The Stream, October 5: Drought Compounds Humanitarian Crisis in Sahel

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Oxfam has urged the World Bank to stop its support of large-scale…

The Stream, September 18: Water-Energy Nexus and WASH for Children

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Oil and Water Ahead of the worldwide Global Frackdown planned…

The Stream, August 27: Water Versus Carbon

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Technology Desalination technologies are expanding as freshwater…
Food Shortages Loom Again in Somalia, But Refugees Can’t Escape Water Crisis

Food Shortages Loom Again in Somalia, But Refugees Can’t Escape Water Crisis

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Poor rains have led to crop failures in Somalia, and the threat of food price increases could push parts of the country back into famine. Meanwhile, there is little relief for those who fled to neighboring Kenya, as the refugee camps there are facing water shortages.

The Stream, August 10: Rain Collapses Section of China's Great Wall

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Rains and Floods Continue in Asia Days of heavy rain caused…

Brian McSorley

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Brian McSorley, Oxfam’s humanitarian coordinator, promotes…