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Activists are warning of a potential "thirst uprising" in Tunisia following protests over severe water shortages after one of the North African nation's driest summers on record.The Tunisian citizens' water observatory, known as Watchwater, warned last month the country could face a "thirst uprising" reminiscent of the protest movement that spread across Tunisia nearly six years ago.This year has seen the country particularly hard-hit, with rainfall – Tunisia's main water source – down by some 30 percent, the state secretary for water resources and fishing, Abdallah Rabhi, told AFP.In August, the agriculture ministry warned Tunisia would be facing a "catastrophic" situation if it did not rain by the end of the summer. Agricultural losses for this year have already reached nearly two billion dinars ($900 million/800 million euros), according to the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries.Some, like the Nabhana reservoir in central Tunisia, are completely dry.
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