Jordan faces ‘critical’ drought

The recent rainy season, which usually runs from October to the end of April, was poor.

Rains were massively reduced, totaling just 60 percent of normal fall, said Omar Salameh, head of communications at the water and irrigation ministry.

Experts say Jordan is now in the grip of one of the most severe droughts in its history.

But many warn the worst is yet to come.

The environment ministry says Jordan is among the world’s most water-deficient countries and fears that a warming planet will make the situation more severe.



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