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| 27 February 2024, Tuesday |

Which Arab countries are most scarce in water, and what is per capita share of it?

The Arab region is considered one of the most scarce regions in the world in terms of water resources. According to the Arab Monetary Fund report, there is only one Arab country that is self-sufficient in water.
Starting with the countries that suffer from severe water poverty: the Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia – the Emirates – Qatar – Bahrain – Kuwait – the Sultanate of Oman). In addition to Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya.
Noting that the per capita share of each of them is less than 500 cubic meters of water annually. To the Arab countries that suffer from water scarcity: Lebanon – Syria – Egypt – Sudan – Morocco.
The per capita share is from 500 to 1000 cubic meters annually.
As for the Arab countries that suffer from water shortage, whose per capita share is from 1000 to 1700 cubic meters of water annually: Iraq – Somalia – Comoros – Djibouti.
Mauritania is the only Arab country that is self-sufficient in water. As the per capita share is more than 1,700 cubic meters of water annually.
According to forecasts, the annual per capita share of water in the year 2025 will reach 667 cubic meters in the Arab region. After it reached in the year 1955, 3,430 cubic meters annually.