Chile drought enters critical phase

Almost half a million people in Chile struggle to access water


    A severe drought in central Chile is entering its tenth year - the country's longest ever dry-spell.

    Animals are dying, many reservoirs are dry and almost half a million people have no direct access to water for drinking and domestic use.

    Al Jazeera's Latin America Editor Lucia Newman reports from Til-til.


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