Writers: Ambika Vishwanath & Karma Ekmekji.
"When the primary weapon against fighting a worldwide pandemic is water, and you’re living in a water-scarce region, a new layer of tension may not be so far away.
COVID-19 brings with it an unprecedented economic, health, and humanitarian crisis. There are many impacts, and some are yet to be discovered. In the Arab world in particular, one issue requires increasing attention: the growing water crisis in an already volatile region.
According to the World Health Organisation, three billion people around the world lack basic hand-washing facilities. This is particularly problematic, given that the WHO has advised that preventing the contraction of the coronavirus first begins at the individual level, with social distancing and rigorous hygiene."
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