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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.
The Horn of Africa

The Stream, April 16: Eating Away at the Banks of India

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In India, there is nothing to do but watch as crops, trees and…
The Horn of Africa

The Stream, March 6: More Than 1 Million Syrian Refugees

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There are now more than 1 million Syrians either registered as…
The Horn of Africa

The Stream, December 26: China's Big Desalination Plans

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China has revealed plans to boost its desalination capacity to…
The Horn of Africa

The Stream, November 16: Myanmar's Test from Foreign Investment

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Myanmar's forests, river systems, and the wildlife they support…
The Horn of Africa

The Stream, August 15: Difficulty of Cleaning Urban Waterways

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is starting…
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.

Syrian Refugees Flood Into Jordan's Dry Northern Region

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In states surrounding Syria — especially resource-poor Jordan — the influx of more than 120,000 Syrian refugees is putting a squeeze on the water supply.
The Horn of Africa

Worsening Humanitarian Crisis: Unprecedented Drought and Famine in Horn of Africa

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The drought has gripped large regions of eastern Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, and is likely to continue for much of the year, according to the United Nations.