MENA: COP28 progress critical for ensuring right to water in MENA

Climate change is harming the human rights of billions of people across the globe, with disproportionately worse impacts on individuals and groups already subjected to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and marginalization. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where water is already vanishingly scarce, climate change is exacerbating water crises. Whether or not MENA governments can ensure the right to water for current and future generations depends on the steps these governments take to plan for and protect people from the predictable harms of the climate crisis, as well as other, intersecting crises that make people more vulnerable to climate harms. This includes better management, distribution and sustainable use of all available water.

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