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Water Wars: Conflict Between Iran and Afghanistan

Water Wars: Conflict Between Iran and Afghanistan

Afghanistan and Iran are locked in a water dispute over the Helmand River, a critical source of drinking water, irrigation and fishing for both countries. While the two countries signed a treaty on sharing water resources in 1973, it was never ratified, leaving the Helmand’s waters a topic of dispute. This water feud between Iran and Afghanistan is not new. But now, as the world grapples with climate change and a persistent drought affecting both countries, the stakes are higher. Watch the video to know about the conflict.

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