Inside Story

What can be done to ensure food security and preserve water?

Growth of global population to nearly 9 billion presents critical challenge to guaranteeing water and food security.

Gaza

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Barely three percent of Gaza's drinking water wells is fit for human consumption, and the crisis is claiming lives.

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Health

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Contaminated and scarce water owing to Israel's brutal siege and bombing of infrastructure leads to death and disease.

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Witness

Old Marine Boy: Diving on the Border With North Korea

A North Korean defector lives a dangerous life as a compressor diver deep beneath the sea.

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.

Africa

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.

Asia

Afghanistan water shortage displaces thousands in Badghis

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

Pakistan

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

Africa

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

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.

Iraq

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

Weather

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

Europe

Netherlands facing the driest summer ever

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

Iran

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