Running dry: water scarcity and children in the Middle East and North Africa

30 September, 2021

Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa existed for thousands of years. However, the scale and impact of the crisis today is unprecedented.

UNICEF’s new report, Running Dry: Water scarcity and children in the Middle East and North Africa, highlights the scale and impact of the water crisis in this region today. Water scarcity is hitting agriculture and causing food insecurity, as well as driving conflict, displacement and migration. Children in poor and marginalized communities are being severely affected.