Armed groups increasingly use water as "weapon of war"

UN providing water to civilians in Juba. UN Photo

From Syria to Iraq and Gaza, water services are being deliberately attacked or used as leverage in negotiations, members of the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

The Council examined the role of water as a driver of conflict and the need to protect this essential resource in the context of war.

Depriving people of access to water or using water as a method of war is a violation of international humanitarian law.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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