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By Angus McDowall and Ayat Basma
BEIRUT, May 11 (Reuters) - The Middle East's protracted conflicts have caused a region-wide health crisis that goes beyond war wounds to heightened resistance to antibiotics and a collapse in vaccination drives, leading to a resurgence of diseases tamed in peacetime.
Health threats are so varied that one of the Middle East's main teaching hospitals, the American University of Beirut Medical Centre, has introduced a conflict-medicine programme to equip students to cope in an environment afflicted by chaos.
Climate change, growing world population and demands for industrialisation have put strain on global water supplies
By Michael Hogan
HAMBURG, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday.
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Source: Sat, 16 May 2015 04:30 GMT
By Daniel Flynn
DAKAR, May 15 (Reuters) - At least as many migrants may be dying of hunger and thirst in the Sahara as are drowning in the Mediterranean during this year's huge surge of human trafficking from Libya to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.
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NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A row broke out among small farmers in central Kenya’s upper Tana water catchment area around four years ago, with accusations and counter-accusations flying, tempers rising and fighting not far off.
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By Justyna Pawlak
PAPHOS, Cyprus, Sept 8 (Reuters) - European governments must wield their influence and engineering skills more effectively to prevent conflicts over water supply that could threaten global security, the European Union's policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
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