23 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran
Iran's worst drought in five decades has devastated agriculture and livestock farming and led to power blackouts across the country. Authorities claim the situation is the result of reduced rainfall and increased electricity consumption. Protesters blame government mismanagement of resources and the resulting economic impact, with inflation rising to more than 50 Percent.
22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
21 Jul 2021 HYDERABAD
Reservoir levels are being closely watched; residents along Musi River being relocated.
14 Jul 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Experts convene to examine water cooperation and management solutions in Eurasia. Arctic freshwater resources; the importance of forests; youth engagement; water and peace.
7 Jun 2021 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Deadly eruption near Goma city in eastern DRC forced residents to walk long distances to access water at Lake Kivu. Bid to prevent spread of cholera.
28 May 2021 Taganrog, Russia
Russia’s major crimes investigative body is looking into the incident. Although accidents are common, the scale of casualties in this case has raised concerns about possible safety violations.
28 May 2021 Geneva, Switzerland
Weather-related disaster triggered 3 times more displacements than conflict in 2020. The latest annual report by the IDMC focuses on climate change as a driver, and highlights need for better data and sustainable, locally owned solutions.
27 May 2021 New York, United States
UNICEF publishes the third in its series of reports on the devastating impacts on children caused when water and sanitation infrastructure is compromised during conflict. Urges adherence to humanitarian and human rights law as well as improved monitoring and advocacy.
26 May 2021 MOGADISHU, Somalia
Drought-like weather patterns, locust infestation and continued armed conflict challenge Somalia in 2021. UN agency calls for renewed efforts to respond and prepare.
25 May 2021 Tel Aviv, Israel
Aid agencies ramp up water aid to Gaza following ceasefire. Substantial damage to critical infrastructure leaves hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. Rush to restore basic water, sanitation and hygiene services.
21 May 2021 Damascus
Claims and counterclaims persist amid ongoing water cutoffs in Syria's conflict-torn Hasakah region. Between half and million and one million people are without water as aid agencies truck 3,000 m3 per day.