Middle East:
Arab World Sinks Deeper into Water Crisis, Warns UNDP

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UNITED NATIONS - The Arab world is known for its abundance of oil but it lacks one of the most finite resources necessary for human survival: water.
The average Arab citizen has eight times less access to renewable water than the average global citizen, says the U.N.Development Programme.

The region accounts for five percent of the world’s more than seven billion people, and 10 percent of its area, but accounts for less than one percent of global water resources. (END//2013)

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