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UN warns on Somalia’s rapidly worsening drought

UN warns on Somalia’s rapidly worsening drought

The United Nations warned that the “rapidly deteriorating” drought in Somalia has left more than 2 million people facing severe food and water shortages. According to a joint statement issued by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Somali government on Thursday night, the Horn of […]

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Upcoming water crisis in South Africa

Upcoming water crisis in South Africa

For years, we have been warned that after Eskom, the next crisis in South Africa will be water, which may be much more serious than the rolling blackout that we have endured for about 14 years. For many residents of small towns, rural areas, and cities, the emerging reality is […]

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Dangerous Chemicals in Our Water (United States)

Dangerous Chemicals in Our Water (United States)

People living in northeastern Ohio and along the shores of Lake Erie have heard talks about how the local water bodies are polluted, serious, and unsafe to swim in as they grow up. This area is considered to be one of the most severely polluted rivers in the United States […]

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The increase of water risks in South Africa

The increase of water risks in South Africa

In 2018, due to years of “zero-day” droughts that depleted its reservoirs, Cape Town, South Africa’s second most populous city, almost ran out of water. Since then, researchers at Stanford University have determined that climate change has increased the likelihood of such extreme droughts by 5 to 6 times and […]

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How safe water is essential to combat climate change

How safe water is essential to combat climate change

According to United Nations data, nearly half of the world’s population lives in potentially water-scarce areas for at least one month each year, which may increase to between 4.8 billion and 5.7 billion by 2050, and 30% of the world’s water extraction will be lost through the water supply system. […]

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Africa: Access to Sanitation & Water is Needed

Africa: Access to Sanitation & Water is Needed

Washing hands with soap is a basic part of a healthy school environment. Good hygiene helps to ensure the health of children so they can attend classes and study. The availability of handwashing stations and menstrual sanitation facilities (including soap and water) also help girls manage their own hygiene. If […]

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Over 100M in Africa threatened by climate change

Over 100M in Africa threatened by climate change

A new United Nations report warns that more than 100 million “extremely poor” people in Africa are threatened by accelerating climate change, and climate change may also melt the few glaciers on the African continent within 20 years. A report issued by the World Meteorological Organization on Tuesday provided a […]

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In Africa droughts increase by 29%

In Africa droughts increase by 29%

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned in a new report that a global water crisis is imminent. WMO stated that as floods and droughts have exacerbated the global water crisis, the number and duration of droughts in Africa have increased by 29% in the past 20 years. The […]

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Climate & Water Issues in Africa

Climate & Water Issues in Africa

Africa is at the center of the global water dilemma and climate change. Africa has the largest number of least developed countries of all continents, the country with the worst health infrastructure, and the country with the highest proportion of rural workers who are highly dependent on weather. It is […]

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How Climate Change Affects Africa’s Water Supply

How Climate Change Affects Africa’s Water Supply

After facing challenges in accessing water, the Nigerian Water Aid Group issued a warning on Tuesday about the threats posed by terrible climate change to Africa’s water supply. WaterAid announced this in a statement and announced that Africa Climate Week will be hosted virtually by Uganda and the United Nations […]

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