Dying Mekong threatens livelihoods

Millions who depend on river blame China for plunging water levels.

    Thailand's government is promising to deal with record-low water levels in the Mekong, a river which supports the livelihoods of about 60 million people in Southeast Asia.

    Many along the river blame the problem on China, which has planned eight hydroelectric dams on the upper Mekong, four of which have already been built.

     
    Al Jazeera's Aela Callan reports from Chiang Khong in northern Thailand.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

    Who are the Israeli agents posing as Palestinians?

    Musta'ribeen are an elite Israeli undercover unit that disguises themselves as Arabs or Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

     How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    100 years since Balfour's "promise", Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.