What was the Maldives water crisis in 2014?

  • Began November 2014 when a fire damaged cables and controls at Malé's (the capital) only water desalination plant.
  • This left 100,000 inhabitants (approx. 1/3rd of the country's population) without water.
  • India (followed by Sri Lank & China) responded by sending water supplies by military transport plane and ship.
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