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Conflict Linked To Water Management, Food Security

News outlets examine the links between conflict and water management, and between conflict and food security.

IIP Digital: Effective Water Management Can Prevent Conflict, USAID Says
“Countries with unreliable supplies of water are more vulnerable to conflict, according to a new report from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The report, called the Water and Conflict Toolkit, was released February 24 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. It says that conflict is often generated by competition over water and other natural resources. Effective water management can bring disputing parties together to prevent conflict and foster reconciliation, it says…” (McConnell, 2/25).

U.N. News Centre: Conflict, migration contributing to food insecurity in Near East, says U.N. official
“Conflict, the flow of refugees and migration are worsening food security in the Near East, along with constraints on food production and a growing dependence on imports, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) told a conference in Rome today…” (2/27).