The Stream, September 5: Global HotSpots Edition
The Global Rundown Over 180 million people around the world lack clean water due to conflict, according to UN estimates.
A hospital in Gorakhpur, India is under fire after the death of 42 children in two days, which hospital officials claim is linked to encephalitis, a disease spread during monsoon rains.
The World Bank advises that tackling water scarcity in the Middle East will boost stability and growth.
War refugees who have returned to Kabul, Afghanistan face limited water access.
A 40-year dispute over water rights in Washington State’s Yakima Valley is drawing to a close.
Reuters By The Numbers 386 Number of children who died at Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur, India during the month of August, compared to 193 in July.
Al Jazeera 18,445 Number of Rohingya Muslims who have registered in Bangladesh following clashes in northern Myanmar.
Rohingya insurgents attacked government security forces last week, forcing thousands to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
Reuters Science, Studies, And Reports More than 180 million people in conflict-affected countries do not have access to clean drinking water, according to a report by UNICEF.
The rest of the city’s 5 million inhabitants, many of whom are war refugees, struggle to find reliable sources of clean water.