Asia Pacific

Australia gives drought-stricken farms billion-dollar aid package

Australia's national and state governments are supporting drought-stricken communities by subsidising transport costs, offering low-interest loans and giving cash payments to farmers.


Senegal faces water shortage crisis

Some 25 percent of Senegal's population lacks basic access to water, but some fear the government's solution could make matters worse.


Afghanistan water shortage displaces thousands in Badghis

An Al Jazeera exclusive report on the drought forcing three million people into makeshift camps in Afghanistan.


In Pakistan, government attempts to crowdfund $12bn for dams

Government launches donation drive analysts say is unlikely to succeed, raising questions of how funds will be used.

In Pakistan, government attempts to crowdfund $12bn for dams


Harare's sanitation crisis to blame for Zimbabwe cholera epidemic

Raw sewage and rubbish a poor suburb of Harare have led to a cholera outbreak, killing more than 20 so far and sickening 3,000 people.


Afghanistan: Millions risk running out of water in severe drought

The UN says a quarter of a million Afghans have abandoned their homes so far this year in search of water.


Deadly Basra clashes as government office torched

Six killed and a dozen wounded as demonstrations escalate over abysmal government services in the southern province.

Iraq: Deadly Basra clashes as protesters torch government office


State of emergency declared in Alagoas after drought

Hundreds of thousands in Brazil's Alagoas state suffer from water shortages.

State of emergency declared in Alagoas after drought


Netherlands facing the driest summer ever

The drought across northern Europe has Dutch officials worried about something perhaps unexpected: flooding.


Iranian protesters angry at worsening economy

Demonstrations have grown and spread from small towns to the bigger cities.

Middle East

Iraq's farmers hit hard by crippling water shortages

With one in five Iraqis working as farmers, crippling water shortages have pushed many to find alternative employment.

Iraq's farmers hit hard by water shortages

Counting the Cost

Ocean diamonds: Africa's 'blue economy'

Exploring the continent's blue economy concept and its potential in creating jobs and improving livelihoods.

Al Jazeera World

Senegal's Sinking Villages

Global climate change and an engineering 'quick fix' have created an ecological disaster on Senegal's Atlantic coast.


Water: Human right or a commodity for the EU?

Water is the most important issue of our time, and also an issue of democracy, says Avgeropoulos.

Europe's water lobby: Q&A with filmmaker Yorgos Avgeropoulos


India faces 'worst-ever' water crisis: report

Alarming study finds about 600 million Indians are facing high to extreme stress over clean water access.

India faces 'worst-ever' water crisis: report