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Water Scarcity in Yemen

22 May

Yemen is one of the five most water-stressed countries in the world. Climate Change is set to deplete further its limited water resources, which could even lead to conflict among users. Water service-delivery and rural and urban areas leave much to be desired, despite decade-old reforms carried out by the government.

Some research suggest that the capital Sana’a might be completely out of water within 5 years. The water crisis in Yemen is one of the country’s most threatening disasters. It is also one of the serious factors affecting poverty, since it deprives huge numbers of Yemeni workers from practicing their main source of livelihood in the agricultural fields.

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