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Lebanon

Lebanon’s drought needs long-term solutions

23 May 2014, IRIN

While the drought is short-term, the country’s inability to utilize its water resources stretches back decades. Lebanon has the highest amount of rainfall per capita in the Middle East, with an average of 8 billion cubic metres a year. Yet leakage - the water that is lost in the system through broken pipes and wastage - is so common that up to half of collected water is lost...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1992 104,075
Flood 2003 17,000
Flood 1987 1,500
Storm 2002 500
Wildfire 2007 15
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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