Nile Day Emphasises Continued Water Scarcity Experienced Throughout Nile Basin
February 22nd is the annual day to celebrate the Nile River, an essential force of life for millions. In this celebration, 350.org is calling for the preservation and protection of the Nile in order to protect the lives of over 200 million people living in the basin that are increasingly threatened by desertification and other natural disasters aggravated by climate change.
350Africa and Arab world will be hosting art exhibitions, cultural entertainment, educational talks and live concerts across national and regional commemorations of the Nile Day. Local communities already feeling the impacts of droughts caused by climate change, which is no longer a threat but a clear and present danger, will participate in these activities and join the movement to save and protect the Nile River.