climate change water crisis drought
18 January 20
A water shortage can spark street protests: Access to water has been a common source of unrest in India. It can be exploited by terrorist groups: Al-Shabab has sought to take advantage of the most vulnerable drought-stricken communities in Somalia. Water shortages can prompt an exodus from the countryside to crowded cities. And it can feed into insurgencies: Boko Haram stepped into this breach in Nigeria, Chad and Niger.