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Report Warns London and Other World Cities Face Rising Risk of Drought

Building ruins exposed by low water levels in the Alto Lindoso reservoir in Aceredo, Spain.
Building ruins exposed by low water levels in the Alto Lindoso reservoir in Aceredo, Spain.Photographer: Gonalo Fonseca/Bloomberg

Cities around the world from London to Beijing and New Delhi face growing risks from drought driven by climate change, according to a report from Christian Aid.

The charity warns the toll of water shortages will be felt most by poor people in cities such as Harare, Zimbabwe and Kabul, Afghanistan. It is calling for an international fund to pay for loss and damage from climate impacts.