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A young girl drinks water from a water stand in Gaza. ( Photo taken by: Iyad Al Baba, Oxfam)

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May 18, 2016
To mitigate water scarcity, the countries of the MENA region have substantially increased their investment and particip...
January 5, 2016
Resolving the current situation requires a comprehensive and broad-sighted approach that addresses the imminent humanita...
December 29, 2015
Gaza's water crisis affects every one of the territory's 1.76 million inhabitants. The heavy pollution of water resource...
December 23, 2015
Developed in consultation with the Syrian government, the Assi scheme aims to develop water resources in the basin for i...
December 15, 2015
The political climate in the Middle East makes it impossible to discuss water without addressing the political contexts ...
December 10, 2015
Internationally, a water availability below 1,000 m3 per person per year is defined as water scarcity, while below 500 m...
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September 15, 2015
The Gaza Strip has been facing a steadily worsening water crisis for the past decade. Overall, more than 96% of water in...
November 26, 2014
September 24, 2014
The catchment of the Dead Sea covers approximately 42,000km2, stretching from southern Lebanon to the Sinai Peninsula in...