July 30, 2020

Azerbaijan villagers plead for water as vital river dries up

Banka (Azerbaijan) (AFP) – The village of Banka in Azerbaijan should have plentiful supplies of water as it lies beside one of the country’s mightiest rivers, the Kura.But the river has shallowed dramatically this summer and has become contaminated with salty seawater, in what experts warn is an unfolding ecological disaster.”Our animals are dying. We don’t get water in time,” said farmer Maryam Hasanova, as she waited for a truck to deliver water.¬†Residents in two southern regions have suffered acute water shortages for months, and people like Hasanova — who have smallholdings with crops and…

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