Yemen on Verge of Water War, Total Drought

2 Apr 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

— While Yemeni tribes battle their way to water resources, international calls encouraging the government to regulate the sector are intensifying as a preventive measure to stop a water war. In densely populated cities like Taiz, severe water shortages have led local residents to turn to mosques for drinking water, or wait until tribal leaders wage offensives to acquire access to other tribes' water resources. The first major water feud, coincidentally taking place on World Water Day last year, left villagers in two towns close to Taiz homeless, as they fled a battle between two tribes that led government security forces to arrest as many as 20 heavily armed fighters...

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